Monday, January 24, 2011

Here is the list of 5 most dangerous plants for Dogs

The American Association for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has identified five common plants as the most dangerous to dogs.
1. Lilies - These are the number one most dangerous list and about 45% of the calls to the ASPCA poison hotline regarding intake of these flowers.
Lilies are very common in gardens and bouquets, but even a small amount eaten by a dog can cause kidney damage. Lilies are even more dangerous for cats.
2. Azaleas - These can be found in the forests and mountains on both coasts. Severe azalea poisoning can lead to coma and death. Even small amounts can cause vomiting, drooling, diarrhea, weakness and central nervous system.
3. Oleander - This is a common landscaping plant. Unfortunately, every part of it is toxic. Symptoms of oleander poisoning include abdominal distress, hypothermia, and stomach disorders. It can be fatal.
4. Sago palms - These are popular ornamental plants in the South. All parts of this palm are poisonous, however, but the seeds are most toxic. Ingestion may produce vomiting, diarrhea, depression, seizures and liver failure.
b> 5. Castor bean - Another popular ornamental plant in the south. The seeds, leaves and steam from the plant contain ricin (think of the poison attack Japanese subway) and can cause abdominal pain, drooling, vomiting and diarrhea, excessive thirst, weakness and lack of appetite.

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