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Know the Plants that Can Harm Your Pets

September 7, 2017

There are well over 1,000 different plants that can adversely affect dogs and cats, according to the ASPCA. You can find the full list at the ASPCA website. While that’s a huge list, and quite worrisome, we’ve narrowed it down to 21 green suspects that are likely to cause harm if your pet were to eat them.

Poisonous Plants (indoor and outdoor)

Aloe Vera
(toxic to dogs and cats)


(slightly toxic to dogs and cats)


(very toxic to dogs and cats)

Baby’s Breath

(toxic to both dogs and cats)


(toxic to dogs and cats)


(slightly toxic to dogs and cats)


(slightly toxic to dogs and cats)


(toxic to dogs and cats)


(toxic to dogs and cats)


(the bulb is toxic to dogs and cats)


(toxic to dogs and cats)


(toxic to dogs and cats)


(highly toxic to cats)


(toxic to dogs and cats)

Morning Glory

(toxic to dogs and cats)


(toxic to dogs, cats, and horses)


(slightly toxic to cats)


(toxic to dogs and cats)

Tomato Plants

(slightly toxic to dogs and cats)


(the bulbs are toxic to dogs)

Yew Trees

(toxic to dogs, cats, and horses)

Call Pet Poison Control

Similar to humans, there’s a poison control center phone number for pets. If you think your pet ate something poisonous and is having an adverse reaction, call 888-426-4435. They’ll help you decide what action you should take to help your pet.

Coastal Tip: If your dog continually craves vegetation, Cornell University’s animal science department suggests adding brand flakes to the dog’s food. 

Coastal Carries Pet Supplies

You’ll find everything you need to keep your pet happy and healthy at your Northwest owned and operated Coastal Farm & Ranch. Stop by today and pick up bags or cans of food for your dog or cat,  pet beds, leashes, collars, flea treatment, dental treats, and training supplies. If you’re an active or retired member of the U.S. Armed Forces, we’ll knock 10% off the regular price on all pet department purchases.