Poisonous plants are responsible for many poisoning events. These plants are commonly grown in homes and gardens and are eaten by dogs and cats. In this context, it was dealt with poisonous effects of especially Dieffenbachia spp., chinaberry tree (Melia azedarach), castor bean (Ricinus communis), poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) and daffodil (Narcissus spp.) from plants leading to poisoning, grown commonly in parks, gardens, and homes, in our country. The plant species leading to poisoning for both dogs and cats were presented in Table. In addition, comprehensive information was presented on their adverse effects in different organ and tissues occurring in the result that they are eaten by dogs and cats, their clinical signs, and their treatments. The concise knowledge was given on the required measures for preventing poisoning of animals kept in home with these plants in also our country, as in world countries.
Dogs, cats, poisonous plants