Lilies (Cut Flowers)
Risks: Ingestion of any part of the plant (even pollen) is toxic to cats (felines). Dogs are safe, but ingestion may cause vomiting and/or diarrhoea.
Action: Seek immediate veterinary attention. Toxic dosages are very small for our feline friends.
Grapes, Raisins & Sultanas
Risks: Ingestion can potentially cause kidney failure.
Action: Seek immediate veterinary attention. Toxic dosages are unknown.
Chocolate, Energy Drinks, Coffee Grounds, Some Bodybuilding Supplements
Risks: The chemical methylxanthine contained in these items is what makes them toxic to dogs, and it affects the heart and the brain.
Action: Seek immediate veterinary attention.
Risks: Mainly causes increased itching and scratching in dogs. You may notice over-grooming in cats.
Action: A range of allergy medication is now available. Arrange a veterinary consultation to discuss what would suit your pet best.
Risks: Mainly found in uncultivated areas e.g. hedgerows. They can cause diseases such as Lyme Disease in your pet.
Action: Phone your local practice and arrange an appointment to remove the ticks, which should be removed whole whenever possible. Preventative treatment is available.
Risks: All parts of the plant are toxic, although the bulb is significantly more toxic than the plant.
Action: Seek veterinary advice. Induction of vomiting is often recommended if daffodils have been acutely ingested by dogs.