Many house and garden plants are potentially toxic to dogs and cats that have access to them in their environment. The most important toxic house plants and the clinical signs they produce in dogs and cats are discussed.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Recognize the most toxic plants in the American household that can be hazardous to dogs and cats.
- Recognize the clinical signs of various toxic plants commonly encountered in people's homes.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Dr. Tony Knight
Dr. Knight has taught plant toxicology in the professional veterinary medical curriculum for over 20 years and has recently published a book with CD on the subject. (A Guide to Plant Poisoning of Animals in North America. Published by Teton New Media). He has utilized his field experience in working with livestock owners who have had plant poisoning problems to embellish the plant toxicology course taught to veterinary students at Colorado Sate University.
He is frequently invited to speak to veterinarians, livestock producers, and Cooperative Extension personnel on the importance of toxic plants in the western United States. To help answer frequent questions on the subject of plant poisoning, Dr Knight also has a popular web page on toxic plants.