Are Daylilies poisonous to dogs and Cats?
I was just reading a brochure put out by the ASPCA, and titled "101 Thing You Didn't Know Could Harm Your Pet". In this brochure, it states that both Cats and Dogs can be poisoned by chewing on daylily plants and roots. I have two puppies who LOVE to chew on things, and have presented me with the root tags of more than one of my daylilies, plus have dug up more than one plant, and chewed on the leaves of others. So far, they are still living. But now I'm terrified! I don't want to lose my puppies, but I don't want to give up my daylilies either! I'll bet I have over 100 daylilies, and as one lady put it the other day, as I was showing her through my garden: "I thought daylilies only came in yellow." ( I have almost NO yellow -- just a couple of Happy Returns). Does anyone know anything about this, or where I can get more information? My dogs are just puppies, so yes, it would be great to say: "train them to stay away from the daylilies", and I suspect that will happen, as it did with our last dog. But they're still puppies now, and I'm worried. Has anyone else run across this, and if so, what did you do? MacThayer