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9 Indoor and Outdoor Plants That Can Kill Your Pet

When these 2 Illinois residents visited South Carolina with their large dogs, they had no idea that a plant growing in their yard would take the lives of both of their beloved pets. For one, it was a nearly instant death, and a slow painful one for the other. Would you recognize these toxic plants?

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  • The tragic loss of two dogs in South Carolina not long ago is a heartbreaking but important reminder that now that warm weather is here, it’s important to guard against the potential pet-related hazards posed by both outdoor and indoor plants
  • Common outdoor plants that cause poisoning in dogs and cats include the sago palm, lilies, plants containing cardiac glycosides, and blue-green algae
  • Indoors, common toxic plants include plants from spring flowers, kalanchoe, plants from the Araceae family, plants containing either soluble or insoluble calcium oxalates, and the corn plant/dragon tree
  • If you suspect or know your pet has sampled a potentially poisonous plant, err on the side of caution by calling your vet, the local emergency animal hospital or a 24/7 pet poison hotline

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