Thursday, October 11, 2012

Toxic Plants: Geranium

It's something that doesn't usually cross our minds, but some common plants in our houses and around our gardens are in fact toxic to our furry friends.

Geraniums are popular flowering plants and may be grown indoors in sunny locations or outdoors in hanging baskets or garden beds. Geraniums are poisonous to cats and may cause serious adverse affects if ingested. Geraniums contain two toxic chemicals, linalool and geraniol, which makes cats very ill. Cats who ingest all or part of Geraniums may experience gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting and loss of appetite.They may also experience other symptoms such as depression and dermatitis.

You should consult your vet immediately if you have any concerns. 

Tune in next Thursday for more information on toxic plants. 

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