Pet Threats from the garden

Whether its a plant in the ornamental garden, a floral bouquet in a vase, or a houseplant, there are some that can cause harm to a pet. Some can even prove fatal. Tammy Algood talks with a veterinarian about the toxicity of plants.

Plants Featured in this Clip

CYCAS revoluta (sago palm)

Gardener Extras

  1. Cats can suffer acute kidney failure within a very short period of time after ingestion of any part of a lily.
  2. Hydrangeas contain cyanogenic glycoside. Some of the clinical signs of ingestion includes diarrhea, vomiting, and/or depression.
  3. All of the more than 1,000 species of begonias are toxic to pets. After eating it, the pet's mouth will likely experience burning, and vomiting may occur.

Gardener Notes Animal Poison Control Center 1.888.926.4435

Tammy Algood

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