Poisonous plants & flowers for spring/summer

Spring is a sign of a new start. It is a season of florescent and festivities. After an extended horizon of winters and autumn, spring is warmly welcomed by everyone worldwide.

Many communities also welcome spring with cultural norms. They celebrate the start of this season as part of their culture and religion. Upon initiation of this lovely season, new plants and flowers grow and nourish.

Copy-of-Garden-Safety Poisonous plants & flowers for spring/summer

Although this season brings many new and positive aspects, new flowers and plants might sometimes cause diseases in humans and animals.

If you have a pet at your home, you need to take preventive measures before the start of this season to make sure that your pets are safe from environmental issues. Here are a few tips to save your pets from seasonal diseases.


According to the latest studies, spring flowers with bulbs like daffodil are considered poisonous to dogs. Although the entire plant is considered poisonous to dogs, it is the Daffodil bulb that is the most toxic. If your dog swallows any portion of the aforementioned flower, it can lead to vomiting, diarrhoea, and abdominal pain. In severe cases, it might cause a serious drop in blood pressure.


Another flower that has proved to be dangerousfor dogs is the tulip. The flower in its entirety is harmful; however, its bulb is considered fatal. Exposure to tulip to your dog can cause oral irritation, excessive slavering and nausea.


Another popular flower that is harmful to your dog is oleander. It is an ornamental flowering shrub commonly found in the southern United States and California. It contains cardiac glycosides, which are similar to digoxin. These elements are considered very toxic to dogs. It can cause fatal heart abnormalities, muscle tremors, incoordination, vomiting and bloody diarrhoea.


Cyclamen is another flower that can be very dangerous for your dog. It is also known as “sowbread” and is a common household flowering plant; however, it has major content of “terpenoids”, which are poisonous to dogs. It can cause oral irritation, vomiting and diarrhoea. In an extreme case, it may lead to heart abnormalities and death.


Amaryllis is a divine flower that is very popular around Easter. Not every one of us is aware that this lovely flower can be very harmful to dogs. If swollen, it can cause vomiting, depression, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, and tremors in dogs.


Dieffenbachia is another poisonous plant for dogs. It is a common household plant also known as “dumb cane”. If swallowed by your dog whilst on a  dog walk, it can cause oral irritation, vomiting, and difficulty swallowing food. It can also cause a burning sensation in the lips, tongue, and mouth.

Dealing with a dog poisoned by a plant or flower whilst out on a dog walk could be a very scary and toughsituation for you. It is better to take preventative measures ahead of spring to avoid unbearable circumstances. Not only the plants and flowers are harmful to dogs, but organic fertilizers in which small bulbs are planted are also sometimes harmful

It is always a good idea to keep the number of VetFone handy.

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