I think it is important to note that Automn Crocus is not an actual "crocus" which is confusing because some crocus bulbs due come up in the fall. here is the wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colchicum_autumnale which includes a photo for distinction.
Buttercup - poisonous to dogs? Formerly my Border terrier was grass grazer, but lately she has turned to buttercup leaves. Of course, I stop her. However, is there something missing in her diet that makes her look for this plant?
Tacoma, Wa, Usa
Staten Island, New York
My fiance and I have recently received a pit bull puppy as a gift and she loves to wrestle, tug, and play in the cats claw vines growing on our patio. My biggest concern is these may be harmful to her. I have searched multiple sites and none of them list this vine anywhere. I dont want to just take it as a sign that there is no harm from these without being sure... Can anyone give me some information? Maybe I'm missing something. Thank you.
My dog ate chinaberries and is lethargic throwing up. Is there any home remedies?
We were given a Croton Plant and we have 2 cats. We want to make sure they are not dangerous if our cats decide to chew on the leaves.
Gold Coast, Australia
Is an Iris leave poison for a puppy/dog? I didn't see it on your poison list..
EC: Kelly, thanks for asking! We're updating our list of poisonous plants to add iris, daylilies and lilies. Many (but not all) varieties are toxic to dogs and cats.
Poisonous Plants to Dogs:
Since ponds have become so popular, I'm trying to find a list of decorative grasses that can be used around dogs. My neighbor's 2 bichon puppies became very ill from chewing on one of the following plants: Feather Reed, Miscanthus, Blue Oat, Big Twister, Bee Balm, & Japanese Blood Grass. I've been trying to get info on these plants & have become frustrated trying to find a straight forward simple answer. And for any plant nurseries out there - you should have a list available to all of your customers & ask if they have pets BEFORE you recommend plants.
Thanks for any information you can share with me.
Herne Bay Kent, England
Moose Jaw, Sk
I frequently walk my dogs through the scrub desert east of the Santa Rita mountains along the Santa Cruz river. Upon browsing this site to find out what might be harmful to them, I find a LIST!!!!! No pictures!!!!
Obviously, this does me no good. I would have to know ALL the plants I come across in order to look up and see if they are harmful. A list is useless to me. Where can I find pictures?
Are pussy willows poisonous to cats? Mine likes to pick them off, with his teeth, and bat them around the floor of the apartment.
Is honeysuckle poisonous to cats? My wife recently brought in cuttings from a Yellow Honeysuckle (Lonicera Flava) and a Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera Japonica). I noticed one of our cats eating the leaves. Can this make him sick?
EC: Honeysuckle is mentioned on various forums as being toxic to cats, but no varieties are listed.
List of good links to other sites with extensive databases: http://amby.com/cat_site/plants.html
I have a planter that has Ivy in it. I called the flower company that sent it and asked what kind of ivy it is. The reason being I have four cats in my house and I know that some ivys are poisonous. After searching on line I think I have it narrowed down to an ivy called Hedera a. Gloire de Marengo. I can't find any information on whether or not this is toxic to cats. I have it up high now so they can't get at it. But eventually I will need to put the plant where it can get sun. Thanks so much!
EC: Here are photos from a google search if anyone is interested to see what this type of ivy looks like: http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&um=1&sa=1&q=Hedera+a.+Gloire+de+Marengo&btnG=Search+Images&aq=f&oqq
Hi, I have a lantana bush in my backyard. My dog eats the leaves and then throws up, I noticed that you all say they are poisonous. Is she just eating them to make herself throw up? Also, my backyard is filled with azaleas, wisteria, wild black cherry, and a huge yew tree. Should I worry about these plants around my dog...she never eats those but the lantana and she also eats camelia flowers...when she eats the lantana she vomits then she's ok. What should I do?
To Cat Lovers, Our newly kitten ate rose petals from my potted miniature rose bush and started coughing up blood non stop. We rushed him to the emergency room and the doctor stated the petals were eating away his stomach lining. Luckily, they pumped his stomach and were able to treat him back to health. My cat spent 48 hours in the hospital w/ an iv and $1200 later was able to come home. I do not see roses listed on any site as poisonous. They are highly toxic. Please add roses to your list so more cat lovers will know. Thanks!
New York, NY
please tell us if the norfolk island plants are poisonous for cats?
EC: Here's a thread from a garden site with mention of a Norfolk Island Pine as being non-toxic to pets: http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/load/houseplt/msg0806512216955.html
Good afternoon! I just wanted to find out if the Poinsettia is really poisonous to animals. According to the paperwork that has come with our plants, it says that even though the plant can make them sick, they are not poisonous. However, your site says the opposite. Please advise. Thank you
Gold Coast, Australia