L Is For Lilies and Other Poisonous Flowers (Shetland Sheepdog) ~ A to Z Blogging Challenge 2020


While all lilies are toxic to cats, only certain varieties are toxic to a Shetland Sheepdog (aka the Sheltie) and all other canine breeds. Some examples are lily of the valley, the palm lily and the peace lily. It’s hard to imagine these bell shaped beauties are one of the most poisonous types of flower. All parts of this flower, the leaf, pollen, stem and flower are dangerous if ingested. The root is the most toxic.

Daffodils, Morning Glory and Tulips are just some of the other types of flowers that may be hazardous to your dogs health. If you suspect your pooch may have ingested a toxic substance you should contact your veterinarian immediately.

Message from a Sheltie momHaving a furry friend living with you equals having small children or grandchildren in the home. Before I brought Misty Blue home I made sure to puppy proof my home, which included poison proofing. I don’t have flowers growing in my yard as I like to keep the bees away. But I did research common flowers that may be given as a gift. I was surprised to see that my favorite flower, the carnation, was toxic to dogs.

It’s sad to say, but often we learn something through a mishap. Then we do what we can to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Preventative measures, such as determining the toxicity of flowers around your home and yard can cut down on casualties.

What other flowers may be toxic to a Shetland Sheepdog (and other canine breeds)?

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Shetland Sheepdog ~ A to Z Blogging Challenge 2020 Posts
A Is For Active
B Is For Barking
C Is For Characteristics
D Is For Dental Care
E Is For Ear Tipping
F Is For Famous Shetland Sheepdogs
G Is For Grooming
H Is For Health Conditions
I Is For Ivermectin
J Is For Jumping
K Is For Kisses
L Is For Lilies and Other Poisonous Flowers
M Is For MDR1
N Is For Nose Work
O Is For Origin
P Is For Phenol
Q Is For Quarantine
R Is For Rainbow Bridge
S Is For Shedding
T Is For Traits
U Is For Unconditional Love
V Is For Veterinarian
W Is For Working Ability
X Is For Xylitol
Y Is For Yelling and Other Noises
Z Is For Zoomies

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