Vol 9 No 2


Spring 2007


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Features in this Issue:

Is Your Garden Good or Evil?

Top 10 Poisonous Plants

Toxic Plants

Close Encounter of the Wrong Kind

When Is Warm Too Warm

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Top 10 Poisonous Plants


Marijuana
Can cause depression of central nervous system, vomiting, diarrhea, drooling, increased heart rate, seizures, and coma.

Sago Palm
Ingestion of seeds or nuts can cause vomiting, diarrhea, depression, seizures and liver failure.

Lilies
Highly toxic to cats; may cause severe kidney damage.

Tulips/Narcissus Bulbs
Can cause intense gastrointestinal (GI) irritation, drooling, loss of appetite, depression of the central nervous system, convulsions, cardiac abnormalities.

Azalea/Rhododendron
Can cause vomiting, drooling, diarrhea, weakness/depression of central nervous system.
Severe Azalea poisoning can lead to coma and death from cardiac collapse.

Oleander
Can cause GI irritation, abnormal heart function, hypothermia and death.

Castor Bean
Can cause severe abdominal pain, drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive thirst, weakness and loss of appetite.
Severe cases can result in dehydration, muscle twitching, tremors, seizures, coma and death.

Cyclamen
Can cause GI irritation, severe vomiting, and in some cases, death.

Kalanchoe
Can cause GI irritation; some components are toxic to the heart and can affect cardiac rhythm and rate, abnormal heart function, hypothermia and death.

Yew
Can cause trembling, un-coordination, difficulty breathing, GI irritation and cardiac failure which can result in death.

Copyright 2007 The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Reprinted with permission of the ASPCA.  All Rights Reserved.