Each year thousands of cats and dogs are needlessly poisoned because they eat toxic plants both in the garden and home. In fact, in a recent survey we commissioned with 2,000 cat and dog owners, we found 8% of canines and felines in Britain have ingested poisonous plants or flowers. Of those, 43% needed urgent veterinary care, while 15% sadly passed away.
Fronting the Pet Safe campaign is Charlie Dimmock - one of Britain’s best known and loved gardeners. She is also an animal lover and dog owner.
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“The garden is not about telling pet owners to go around uprooting their flower beds – it is however, a simple way to help pet owners make more informed choices when they design their gardens or buy plants for their home. There are many plants and flowers out there that are not toxic to pets and we’ll be offering visitors to the garden information and advice on safe plants for pets. With a little more knowledge in the public domain we can hopefully reduce the numbers of pets that are accidentally poisoned while keeping Britain’s fingers as green as ever.”
Robert White Adams
Working with MORE TH>N on the campaign to advise pet owners on what to do if their pet cats and dogs do eat a poisonous plant is Veterinary expert Robert White-Adams. Dr Robert White-Adams spent the first few years of his career as a traditional vet. Twelve years ago he made the move to dedicate his time to the veterinary care of companion animals species (dogs, cats and other pets). He runs in his hometown of Weston-super-Mare.
Toxic plants used in the garden
Asparagus Fern, Begonia, Buxus Pyramiden, Calla Lily, Cherry Laurel, Chrysanthemum, Clematis, Cordyline, Daisy, Dahlia, Delphinium, Elderberry, Eucalyptus, Flax, Foxglove, Geranium, Grape Plant, Hedera Ivy, Hosta, Hydrangea
Ligustrum Privet, Lilium Asian Lily, Lobelia, Lupinus Blue, Marigold, Nerium Oleander, Paeonia Mix, Papaver Poppy, Taxus Baccata Yew, Tomato Plant, Verbena, Wisteria.
Read our tips for a pet safe garden.
For your print out and keep list of toxic plants click here.