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Roo’s News: The Most Common Poisonous Plants for Pets in Woodstock

Roo’s News: The Most Common Poisonous Plants for Pets in Woodstock

Sometimes it’s tempting to take a nibble of something pretty in the yard, but I’ve heard that it is NOT a smart thing to do. Munching on different plants can cause varying and unexpected reactions – some could even be fatal! This being said, I found a list of the most common toxic and dangerous plants found in Woodstock on the front desk and thought it would be a good idea to share it with you.

These are TOXIC:

  • Castor bean or Castor oil plant
  • Cyclamen
  • Dumbcane (Dieffenbachia)
  • Hemlock
  • English Ivy, both leaves and berries
  • Mistletoe
  • Oleander
  • Thorn Apple or Jimsonweed
  • Yew
  • Any mushroom you cannot identify as safe
  • Kalanchoe

These are to be AVOIDED:

  • Amaryllis
  • Autumn crocus
  • Bleeding heart
  • Bloodroot
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Flower bulbs of any kind
  • Foxglove
  • Jerusalem Cherry
  • Larkspur
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Marijuana
  • Peace Lily
  • Pothos
  • Rhubarb
  • Schefflera
  • Stinging Nettles
  • Virginia Creeper

These are ‘woody’ or ‘tough-leafed’ specimens should also be AVOIDED:

  • Azalea
  • Box
  • Chinaberry Tree
  • Horsechestnut
  • Laburnum
  • Oleander
  • Privet
  • Sago Palm
  • Rhododendron
  • Wisteria

This may seem like a long list, but it’s really important for your family to know what plants to remove in your family’s yard or to keep in your house. If you or any of your furry brothers or sisters come in contact with any of the plants listed above, call the ASPCA Poison Control Hotline at (888) 426-4435 and notify your veterinarian immediately.

STAY healthy!

Until next time... keep smiling, life is good.

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