BEST FRIENDS: They need protection against some harmful garden plants.
BEST FRIENDS: They need protection against some harmful garden plants. Krista Mangulsone

Be wary of these plants around best friends

WHILE we love our pets and often go to extra lengths to make them happy, we may not have checked where they scratch for have unsafe plants.

Yates horticultual consultant Angie Thomas says its important we know which plants are can be dangerous for our furry friends.

The ones to watch out for are -

Chrysanthemum

  • Chrysanthemum daisies should be kept away from curious pets as both their leaves and flowers can be harmful if ingested.

Tomato plants

  • It's best to fence off your backyard tomatoes.
  • It might be for your pet to eat small amounts of ripe tomatoes, green stems, leaves and unripe fruit contain solanine which can be extremely harmful to dogs and cats if ingested in large amounts.

Chives

  • They are delicious for people, but can be toxic for pets.
  • Try growing chives in a pot, out of the reach of inquisitive cats and dogs.

Lilies

  • These are poisonous to felines.
  • The types of lilies that are dangerous to our cats include peace, Easter, daylily, Japanese and Asiatic lilies.

Hydrangea

  • They contain toxins in both the leaves and flowers which can upset your pets stomach and cause them to become lethargic.
  • If you're worried your pet may nibble on this plant, it's best to grow hydrangeas in areas they can't access.

Devil's Ivy

  • It's is a common indoor plant. However, if ingested, devil's ivy can make it hard for pets to breathe and swallow.
  • If you want to grow it at your place, ensure it's out of reach of pets.

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