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Dangerous Plants for Dogs and Cats – Family Plot


All right, Joellen. Plants to avoid
around pets, really? – Yeah, pets, yeah. I have a couple of pets that
actually like to eat some, one of them likes
to eat tomatoes, and that's on the list of no, you don't eat tomatoes for dogs. – So, Chevy eats tomatoes. – Chevy eats tomatoes. – And Glory. – But Glory eats, she will run in the backyard, and she grabs some
of my perennials, and she'll chew on it
and eat 'em before I say, stop, stop, stop. But luckily, it's
not on this list, so. – Good, good. All right, so let's find
out what's on the list then.

– Let's find out
what's on the list. We're gonna go through
some annuals first. – Sure. – Begonias, believe it or not. Begonias are on the list. Coleus. A lot of these
are common plants. Forget-me-nots, there's
a lot seed to that that people put out. Geraniums. Lantana, and lantana has a
liver toxicity with it for pets, so that's not a good one. – Wouldn't want that. Some larkspur, and of course,
the Christmas poinsettia. Some people will
plant it outside, and so it'd be a possibility
that pets could get around it.

And if the leaves
fall off of it inside, you know, during the
Christmas holidays, you don't want your pets
to eat those either. So, be careful with that. Then there's of
course the perennials. And there are more
on a list than this, but we're going with the
ones that are most common. Some of the perennials
are Asclepius, which everybody plants
as the butterfly weed, for the monarchs. Well, that's fine, but if
your pets get ahold of it, it's not good for them either. So, keep it away. Carnations is another
one, dianthus. Chrysanthemums, of
course, that makes sense because there's
chemicals to kill insects made with chrysanthemums, so
you know that wouldn't be good for Fido or Fluffy. Then there's dahlias. Dahlias aren't good for animals. Daisies. – Daisies. – And foxglove. Now, foxgloves is probably
you're gonna see it out and blooming in the
nurseries and stuff, but just remember that that has
cardiotoxic chemicals in it, which affects
hearts of the pets.

– Cardio, oh. – Yeah, cardio. So, they're cardiotoxic. Don't get those. Iris is another one. Lenten rose, one of
my favorites, yeah. No, and it's evergreen. It's gonna be
around all the time, but don't let your
pets chew on it. Lily of the valley,
and mayapples. You know, out in the woods. But don't let Fido or
Fluffy eat on those either. Peonies that have just
finished blooming. Those are also on the list. And yarrow. – Yarrow, okay. – And then we're
gonna move into herbs, vegetables, and fruits. – Wow, you've shocked
me already with this– – I know, this is–
– With the perennials. – Alliums, garlics and onions. And in ornamental ones, don't
let them chew on those either.

And of course, then there's
apples, cherries, plums. The seeds of all of those
have cyanide in them, so that's not good. And a lot of people
will let them fall, no, on the ground, leave
them on the ground. That's when the animals
can get ahold of them. But besides that, even
the leaves and the stems are not good because they
have chemicals in them that are toxic to animals. So just think about it if
you wanna toss a stick. Or there's loose
sticks in the yard, and the animals go and
catch them and try to play. They tear 'em up. It's not good because
those are not good trees to have around for your pets.

– Oh, man. – Citrus fruit, too. Now, citrus fruit, a lotta
people have citrus fruits that they bring in and
outside around here. So, those are not good. The fruit, the actual
fruit themselves is okay. It's the coating,
waxy coating around, and even the leaves
and the stems, again, is not good for them. – Like your lemon and
lime, oh wow, okay. – And then, of course,
grapes and raisins, also. In fact, those can cause
acute kidney failure in dogs and cats.

– Wow. – So, be careful with those. And mint family. You know, you plant a
mint, it gets really big. Those are not good
for your pets, either. Peppers, not good for your pets. And of course, tomatoes
like we talked about before. – Yeah, tomatoes. – Aloe vera is not good either. I mean, it's good for us, but
it's not good for your pets. And of course, there's
a lot of other spices that are not good for your pets. And just think about it. When you're cooking,
you use these spices, and Fido gets a bite
or the cat gets a bite. Well, if it's got
some of the spices that they don't need
to have and the herbs, you're not doing your dog a
favor by giving him those, so just be careful.

Just be careful. – 'Cause of course, I'm
thinking about catnip, catnip. – Yeah, but believe it
or not, parsley is also one of the things that
you cannot give animals. – Wow. – It's not good for them. – Good for caterpillars,
but not, all right. – So, we'll go onto bulbs. Amaryllis, caladiums. 'Course there's a lot of
problems with caladiums. Even people have
problems with caladiums. Crocus, daffodils. You know, daffodils
are deer-resistant. Well, your pets shouldn't
be eating daffodils either. Gladiolas that are
getting ready to bloom or starting to bloom. Those are not good
for your pets. Hyacinths, and a
lot of the lilies. Not all the lilies, but a
lot of the lilies are bad.

And the tulips, not good. – And tulips, wow. – Don't let them eat those either. Some of the vines
that aren't good. – Vines? – Clematis, English and Boston ivy
is not good for pets. And you could have that
all over your yard. Morning glory and wisteria. And you know, you find–
– Wisteria. – Wisteria in the woods. And then the seeds
and pods and stuff, don't let your dogs and
cats play with those. – Golly, okay. – Yeah. Then shrubs. – Shrubs. – Shrubs. Azaleas and rhododendrons. And in fact, they are one
of the cardiotoxins again.

And just a few azalea leaves
can be toxic to your dog. Yeah, not good. Boxwood, burning
bush, the euonymus. That's not good. Gardenia, those are
not good for pets. Hydrangeas, and hydrangeas
are getting ready to bloom. They are also cardiotoxic, so that affects
their heart, too. As is Japanese pieris. That is also a cardiotoxic
plant to have around. And of course, one thing
you're gonna encounter just almost
everywhere is privet. Privet is not good for
dogs or cats either. I don't know how you
can get away with that. I mean, it's in the
woods, it's everywhere, but it's not good
for them to eat.

But how many times
have you seen people getting rid of the privet
and the sticks are around, and the dogs are running
around the neighborhood. That's not good for your pet. And then of course, oak trees. The oak, the acorns are not good for your dogs to ingest. And I actually caught one
of my dogs with, you know. I was, what're you chewing on? I opened up their mouth
and there's an acorn. I'm like, stop eating
stuff like that. I don't know why,
but they do it.

And that's one of the
things to watch out for. So just watch your pets. You know? Be careful and observe them. Don't just let them out
there and, you know, to themselves and don't
watch what they're doing. The best list that
there is around of toxic and nontoxic plants is on the ASPCA.org website. They have long lists
of things to look at.

'Cause this is just
the most common ones that I've picked out. – Okay, and we'll
have a link to that. But those are just
the most common. – Those are most common. – That's a lot of common- – It's a lot of common plants. – Plants. – That I have in my yard. – That a lot of people– – A lot of people have in their yard. – Have in their yard. – That's why I say,
well see, you notice, I've caught my dogs when
they were doing stuff, so I knew what
they were ingesting or trying to ingest.

And I stopped them, so,
that's what you've gotta do. Pay attention to your pets. – Pay attention. All right, Joellen,
that's good stuff. So we gotta keep Fido
and Fluffy safe, right? – Keep 'em safe. – And Glory and Chevy. – And Chevy, yeah. – Yeah, gotta keep 'em safe. Good stuff, all right..

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