17 common plants that are poisonous to dogs and cats

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Nothing says spring like blooming flowers and the great outdoors. But if you’ve got a dog or at home, there are some flowers in your garden that aren’t safe to snip and bring inside.

Read more: 41 foods that your dog can and cannot eat

Never let your pets eat any of these plants

Plants that are poisonous to dogs

Dog trainer Amber Burckhalter tells Our Town magazine that the following plants can be deadly to your pet. While a lot of the entries on this list are outdoor plants, pay special attention to the potted flowers you may have inside your home too!

Autumn Crocus

Autumn Crocus

Azalea

azalea

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Daffodils

Daffodils

Dieffenbachia

Dieffenbachia

Hyacinth

Hyacinth

Kalanchoe

Kalanchoe

Lilies

Lily

Lily of the Valley

Lily of the Valley

Oleander

Sago Palm

Sago Palm

Tulips

Tulips

For a list of additional plants that poisonous to canines, visit PetMD.com.

Plants that are poisonous to cats

Amaryllis

Amaryllis

Castor Bean

Castor oil plant with red prickly fruits and colorful leaves close up

Chrysanthemum

Close-up of orange chrysanthemums with petals on wooden table

English Ivy

Green ivy growing on red brick wall

Pothos

Pothos

For a list of additional plants that poisonous to felines, visit PetMD.com.

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What to do if your pet does eat any of these plants

If you suspect your pet has eaten any of these foods, please note the amount ingested and contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435.

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