Spring is almost here and that means spring cleaning is in full effect.  Decorating your apartment with plants and flowers is a great way to liven up your space.  Bringing nature in your home and watching everything bloom is a great reminder of the warmer months that are on the way.
If you have pets, however, it is very important to find out which plants are harmful to your furry friends.  The last thing you want is to bring in a new plant and then have your pet treat it like a new toy, only to find out that your new decorative plant is poisonous to them.

Listed below are “house plants” that can be potentially dangerous for your pets.  For a full list of plants and flowers (indoor and outdoor), please look at this table from the Humane Society.

PLANTTOXIC PARTS
CaladiumEntire plant
Castor BeanEntire plant, especially the beans
DumbcaneEntire plant
Easter LilyEntire plant is toxic to cats
Elephant’s EarEntire plant
HyacinthBulbs
LantanaFoliage
MistletoeBerries
PhilodendronsEntire plant
PoinsettiaLeaves, stems, flowers
Rosary PeaSeeds

 
Most people know about dark chocolate being poisonous for dogs, but poisonous plants aren’t as widely known.  Do you know of any other things to avoid to keep your pets healthy?

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