The Covid -19 quarantine has had its perks and has been the perfect time for many families to add a fur baby into their lives. The new cats and dogs have received so much love and attention while everyone is home; there are food, vet and training instructions, but did you know that there are many plants that are toxic to cats and dogs. Don’t be alarmed, most animals refrain from being plant eaters, but if you notice them going after something, keep a watchful eye and don’t encourage it.
Here is a general list of ornamentals that we have compiled based on lists that the ASPCA have published. For more information, visit their complete list visit https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/toxic-and-non-toxic-plants
**This list only covers outdoor plants. There are many more houseplants and tropicals listed on this website. Please be careful with cats who are more likely to nibble on indoor greenery.
Outdoor Trees & Shrubs harmful to pets
Holly (most varieties)
Hypericum-St. Johns’s Wort
Perennials/bulbs harmful to pets
lily of the valley
Annuals harmful to pets
Herbs/Vegetables harmful to pets
Vines/Groundcover harmful to pets