Dangers plants pose to pets – WDBJ


ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) – As we continue forward in the month of May we are saying goodbye to our frost/freeze chances. With this in mind our green thumbs start to itch for the desire to start on the garden. Some plants are pretty to look at but could be deadly for our pets.
Meteorologist Catherine Maxwell spoke with Dr. Honeycutt, owner and veterinarian with Hanging Rock Animal Hospital, to talk about the threats some plants have on dogs and cats.
Symptoms your furry friend may show if they ingested a harmful plant would be stomach issues, vomiting, diarrhea, drooling and more. Some plants develop different symptoms than others. Also, some plants are toxic to cats while not toxic to dogs.
Some common household plants that are poisonous to pets are:
Dr. Honeycutt recommends if your pet does ingest a toxic or poisonous plant to immediately call your veterinarian. A helpful resource is the ASPCA Poison Control.
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