Spring Gardening and Pets

Spring Gardening and Pets

Home gardeners have been looking forward to spring ever since the first snow fall; and now that the season is here, they are ready to dig into fresh soil to plant their favorite flowers and crops. Before doing so, know that there are certain toxic plants that can make pets ill if ingested in large quantities. Here is a brief list of toxic plants to dogs and cats:

Toxic Plants To Dogs

Toxic Plants To Cats

Autumn Crocus
Sago Palm

Amaryllis (Amaryllis sp.)
Autumn Crocus (Colchicum autumnale)
Azaleas and Rhododendrons (Rhododendron sp.)
Castor Bean (Ricinus communis)
Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum sp.)
Cyclamen (Cyclamen sp.)
English Ivy (Hedera helix)


Pet owners will need to keep close watch on their pets when they are outside playing in the fenced-in area. Homeowners that don't have fencing should consider getting at least a 6 foot high fence, as this will keep away nosy deer, coyotes, wolves and smaller garden pests from growing sites - and it will keep Fido securely contained in the backyard.