When it comes to indoor plants, did you know, some are hazardous to your beloved cats and dogs? While many plants are perfectly safe, others can range from mildly irritating to downright lethal. Here’s a list to get you started on the path to keeping your furry friends safe.
Make sure to know the botanical name as well as common names of plants, as some go by the same common name.
Keep contact information for your regular veterinarian and local emergency vet clinic handy.
When possible, take a picture or bring a sample of the suspected poisonous plant to your veterinarian for positive identification, which will assist in rendering the appropriate treatment.
If you believe your dog or cat has ingested a poisonous plant, call these 24-hour resources for immediate advice:
- ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center: (888) 426-4435 (a consultation fee may apply)
- 24/7 Animal Poison Control Center: (855) 764-7661
- Or your regular vet or local emergency clinic
Seek professional advice immediately, as delaying treatment can result in worsening symptoms or even death.
For a more comprehensive plant list, see the ASPCA Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants List.