I see everyone is planning out their yards and planting all sorts of things right now. Some are planting palm type plants near their pools too.
I mean they look great by a pool right? Well, there are some deadly plants that you shouldn’t plant especially if you have cats and dogs.
The Sago Palm is one of those plants you should avoid if you have pets. They’re also called Coontie Palms, Cardboard Palms, Cycades, or Zymias.
This plant is found in most nurseries and even the garden sections of home improvement stores. Usually there is no warning, so research before you buy.
The plant you buy and plant today, may also be what kills your pet tomorrow. I don’t want to see that happen, so this is a heads up on one popular plant that kills.
It would be awesome if there was clear signage around plants that are toxic for your pets. However, we need to inform ourselves to protect them.
This Beautiful Dog Almost Died…
This plant, the Sago Palm almost killed me. Mom had just gotten this plant for the backyard. I chewed on it a little cuz it was yummy. Then I got so sick I almost died. I spent three days in the hospital and they thought I was going to die and they sent me home on hospice. Mom didn’t know until later after I got home that this plant is extremely toxic to dogs and many dogs don’t make it.thorthewonderpit – Instagram
The Sago Palm is completely toxic to cats and dogs. Every single part of it! Cats and dogs that ingest the plant can end up in liver failure and even death.
Even if you have neighbor cats or dogs that can get into this plant, it may not be worth the risk.
The seeds are the most toxic part of the Sago Palm. They’re also easier for pets to eat. The toxin in the Sago Palm is called cycasin and attacks the liver.
Please always research plants before you buy them!