Is the Simple Tomato really deadly to your pets?

Can this be true? Are their Silent killer tomatoes in our home and garden?

When I asked this question to some of the vets in Florida their response was a big
disappointment. I thought for sure they would know the answer or at least be interested
in knowing the answer. I know their clients would like to know. Boy was I wrong.

Here are 4 different vet responses:
“No, it not on my list”, “look it up on the internet” “no, I believe it’s not”.
“The vet is not in.” (On a Monday?)

 

Scary, these vets are taking caring of our animals.

 

Then I went to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals site.
And I got my answer.


According to the ASPCA website the green parts of the tomato plant contain Solanine. 
Solanine has the potential to produce gastrointestinal & central nervous system affect in
animals.

I also found the deadliest part of the tomato is the unripe tomato as well as the green
part of the leaves; stems and the plant itself are toxic to cats and dogs.

Here is a list of some other plants to keep away from your pet:

Cardiovascular Toxins
Avocado (leaves, seeds, stem, fruit, skin)* in birdsand pocket pets
Azalea (entire rhododendron family)
Autumn crocus (Colchicum autumnale)*
Bleeding heart*
Castor bean*
Foxglove (Digitalis)*
Hyacinth bulbs*
Hydrangea*
Japanese pieris*
Kalanchoe*
Lily-of-the-valley*
Milkweed*
Mistletoe berries*
Mountain laurel
Oleander*
Rosary Pea*
Tobacco Products
Yew*

Gastrointestinal Toxins
Avocado (leaves, seeds, stem, fruit, skin) in dogs
Amaryllis bulb*
Azalea (entire rhododendron family)
Autumn crocus (Colchicum autumnale)*
Bird of Paradise
Bittersweet
Boxwood
Buckeye
Bulbs (most kinds)
Buttercup (Ranunculus)
Caladium
Castor bean*
Chocolate *
Chrysanthemum (a natural source of pyrethrins)
Clematis
Crocus bulb
Croton (Codiaeum species)
Cyclamen bulb
Dumb cane (Dieffenbachia)*
Eggplant
Elephant’s ear
English ivy (All Hedera species of ivy)
Hyacinth bulbs
Holly berries
Iris corms
Lily (bulbs of most species)
Macadamia nuts
Mistletoe berries
Narcissus, daffodil (Narcissus)
Onions*
Pencil cactus/plant
Potato (leaves and stem)
Rosary Pea*
Spurge (Euphorbia species)
Tomatoes (leaves and stem)

Respiratory Toxin
Chinese sacred or heavenly bamboo*
English ivy
Neurological Toxins
Alcohol (all beverages, ethanol, methanol, isopropyl)
Amaryllis bulb*
Azalea (entire rhododendron family)
Bleeding heart*
Buckeye
Caffeine
Castor bean*
Chocolate*
Choke cherry, unripe berries*
Chrysanthemum (natural source of pyrethrins)
Crocus bulb
Delphinium, larkspur, monkshood*
Eggplant
Jimson weed*
Lupine species
Macadamia nuts
Marijuana (Cannabis)*
Morning glory*
Moldy foods
Tobacco products
Potato (leaves and stem)
Tomatoes (leaves and stem)

Kidney/Organ Failure Toxins
Amanita mushrooms
Anthurium*
Asiatic lily
Begonia*
Calla lily*
Castor beans
Day lily
Elephant’s ear
Easter lily
Grapes/raisons
Jack-in-the-pulpit*
Lantana*
Oak*
Rhubarb leaves*
Scheffelera*
Shamrock*
Star-gazer Lilly

Toxins that affect the blood
Onions
Garlic

If your pet gets hold of one of these plants you should contact your veterinarian immediately.
Take a sample of the suspected toxin to the veterinarian. If your vet doesn’t do anything for
your pet call ASPCA Animal poison control center hotline. The telephone number is (888)
426-4435
. Note: There is a $60 consultation fee for this service.

I hope we will be more aware with our garden and our tomatoes.See healthy pet food here:,cat food:,Dog Dry Food here

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