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Herbs in Animal Care II.


 

 

On this page you will find listed plants and other herbs that are toxic to your beloved pets. I came across this in my travels and being an animal lover myself, I thought is was imperitive to include this into my website. I have incorporated into my site as part of the holistic approach to animal care - as they, those in the animal world, has the right for the very best of care that we can offer. I hope that you will take the time to participate in this page to help our beloved companions on this earth.

 

 

CATS

Toxic Plants that your cats should NOT eat or go near.

While cats in the wild may instinctively avoid toxic plants, your pet cat may not be as savvy. Make the choices simple for your mischievous friend: Don't include any of the harmful plants listed below in your house or in your garden.

alfalfa
aloe vera
amaryllis (especially the bulb)
apple-leaf croton
arrowhead vine
asparagus fern
autumn crocus
avocado
azalea
baby's breath
belladonna
bird of paradise
blackberry
black nightshade
branching ivy
buckeye
buddhist pine
bull nettles
buttercups
cactus (spines)
caladium
calla lily
castor bean
ceriman
cherry (including the pit)
chinaberry
Chinese evergreen
chokecherry
Christmas rose
chrysanthemum
cineraria

clematis
climbing nightshade
cordatum
cornstalk plant
crocus
croton
crown-of-thorns
Cuban laurel
cycads
cyclamen
daffodil (especially the bulb)
dieffenbachia
dracaena palm
dragon tree
dumb cane
Easter lily
elaine
elephant's ear
emerald feather
eucalyptus
fiddle-leaf fig
Florida beauty
foxglove
fruit-salad plant
geranium
giant dumb cane
gold-dust dracaena
hemlock
holly
honeysuckle
hurricane plant
hyacinth

hydrangea
iris
ivy
Jack-in-the-pulpit
Janet Craig dracaena
Japanese show lily
Jerusalem cherry
kalanchoe
larkspur
lily of the valley
Madagascar dragon tree
marble queen
marijuana
Mexican breadfruit
miniature croton
mistletoe
morning glory
mother-in-law's tongue
mushrooms
narcissus
nephthytis
nightshade
oleander
onion
oriental lily
peace lily
peach (including the pit)
pencil cactus
periwinkle
philodendron
plumosa fern

poinsettia
poison ivy
poison oak
potato (especially the eyes and green parts)
pothos (golden, satin, or silver)
precatory bean
primrose
purple foxglove
red emerald
red princess
rhododendron
ribbon plant
rubber plants
sago palm
schefflera
skunk cabbage
spider plant
spotted dumb cane
string of pearls
striped dracaena
sweetheart ivy
Swiss-cheese plant
taro vine
tiger lily
tobacco
tomato plant
tulip (especially the bulb)
weeping fig
wisteria (especially the bulb)
yew

 

CATS

Plants that ARE CAT SAFE. The plants listed here pose no danger to your cat.

You can try to keep your plants safe from your cat by putting a bit of spicy pepper sauce or cat repellent in your mister, or by hanging the plants out of the cat's reach.

If you don't mind the occasional bite mark on your plants or you prefer not to hang plants, make your garden a safe place for your cat to satisfy his hunger by including nontoxic plants that are strong enough to survive playful munching. Or you can grow your own cat garden.

Plain grass, sprouting wheat or oats make a fine snack, provide fiber to aid digestion and supply extra nutrients.

achillea
African violet
alyssum
aster
basil
bean sprouts
begonia
buddleia
calendula
catmint
catnip
celosia
chamomile
chervil
chives
cleome
coleus
columbine

coneflower
coriander
cosmos
cress
dahlia
dianthus
dill
dorotheanthus
forget-me-not
heliotrope
hollyhock
hyssop
impatiens
jade
lavender
lemon balm
lemon verbena
lettuce

lovage
marum
miniature rose
mint
monarda
nasturtium
oat grass
orchid
oregano
pansy
parsley
pea (not sweetpea)
peppermint
petunia
phlox
portulaca
rose
rosemary

sage
scabiosa
shasta daisy
snapdragon
spearmint
spinach
strawflower
succulents
sunflower
tarragon
thyme
torenia
verbascum
violet
wheat (not wheat grass)
zinnia

 

 

 

Dogs

Toxic Plants that your dogs should NOT eat or go near.

. A dog's reaction to ingesting a toxic plant can be fairly mild, or the dog may become dehydrated, suffer from diarrhea or even die. If your pet has eaten some dangerous greenery, contact your vet immediately.

algae
almonds
amaryllis
apricots
arrowhead vine
asparagus fern
autumn crocus
azalea
blackberry
black-eyed Susan
black nightshade
bleeding heart
boxwood
bracken or brake fern
buckeye
buttercups
cactus (spines)
caladium
calla lily
castor beans
ceriman
charming dieffenbachia
cherry
Chinese evergreen
chokecherry
Christmas rose
chrysanthemum
cineraria
clematis
climbing nightshade
cordatum

corn plant
cornstalk plant
crabgrass
crocus
croton
crown of thorns
Cuban laurel
daffodil
devil's ivy
dumb cane Easter lily
elderberry
elephant's ear
emerald feather
English holly
eucalyptus
fiddle-leaf fig
foxglove
glory lily
gold dust dracaena
helleborus
hemlock
holly berries
hyacinth
hydrangea
iris
ivy
jack-in-the-pulpit
Japanese show lily
jasmine

Jerusalem cherry
jonquil
kalanchoe
laburnum
lantana
larkspur
ligustrum
lily of the valley
marble queen
marijuana
mistletoe
monshood
morning glory
mushrooms
narcissus
nephthytis
nettles
nutmeg
oleander
onion oriental lily
peace lily
peach
pencil cactus
periwinkle
philodendron
plumosa fern
poinsettia
poison hemlock
poison ivy

poison oak
pokeweed
potato
precatory beans
primrose
privet
purple foxglove
red emerald
red princess
rhododendron
rhubarb
rubber plants
sago lily
skunk cabbage
spider plant
spring bulbs
string of pearls
Swiss cheese plant
taro vine
tiger lily
tinsel tree
tobacco
tomato plant
tulip
wandering Jew
water hemlock
wild black cherry
wisteria
yellow jasmine
yew

 

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WATER FAST: Occasional fasting by cats and dogs is a normal, natural phenomenon, especially when natural raw, fresh foods are fed. Very sick animals in the wild are known to fast on water for several days; it is the behavior of rest and purification. Water fast for people or animals have tremendous healing powers. Therapeutic Fasting is the world's most ancient and natural healing mechanism."

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DISCLAIMER: This information is presented for the educational and free exchange of ideas and speech in relation to animal's health and wellness only. It is not intended as a substitute for the advice and treatment of a licensed professional. I am NOT a veterinarian and I do NOT provide medical advice. Please consult your veterinarian for any medical problem.