There are so many factors as fur-parents that we must consider when owning a dog, whether it be an inside or outside dog. One of the factors is plants that are toxic to dogs.
Many fur-parents forgot about the common household plants. Many are toxic and can be fatal.
You may need to do some gardening after reading this post. 🙂
Don’t worry there are many plants that are non-toxic to dogs.
Unfortunately, there are many more plants that are toxic for dogs, below is only to name a few of the common plant’s that are most likely in your house or backyard. So far I have found four plants on this list that I have in the backyard.
Tip: Before buying any new plants for the house, ensure that they are not toxic to your pets. You can read 10 Tips to Prepare the Home for a New Pet to help with your puppy/rescue needs.
Let’s go through some common plants that are toxic to dogs.
13 Common Plants that are Toxic to Dogs
Symptoms Include: Salivating, diarrhoea, vomiting, breathing problems, abdominal pains, gastrointestinal issues.
Symptoms Include: Diarrhoea, tachycardia, gastrointestinal irritation.
Symptoms Include: Vomiting, salivating, diarrhoea, breathing difficulties, cardiac issues.
Symptoms Include: Vomiting, urinary retention and possible kidney failure,
Symptoms Include: Salivating, gastrointestinal issues, vomiting, diarrhoea, suppressed appetite and possible cardiac issues.
Stephanotis floribunda (Madagascar Jasmine)
Symptoms Include: Allergic skin reaction, can cause damage to the heart, central nervous system and liver.
Symptoms Include: Vomiting and diarrhoea
Symptoms Include: Vomiting, salivating, diarrhoea, generalised weakness, cardiac issues and possible death.
Cycas Revoluta (Sago Palm)
Symptoms Include: Blood in stools, skin discolouration, vomiting, liver failure and possible seizures.
My Sago Palm is looking a little worse for wear.
Symptoms Include: Vomiting, diarrhoea and gastrointestinal issues.
Colchicum Autumnale (Autumn Crocus)
Symptoms Include: Vomiting and diarrhoea, organ failure, salivating.
Symptoms Include: Muscle tremors, vomiting, diarrhoea, salivating and seizures.
Tradescantia Albiflora (Wandering Jew)
Symptoms Include: Allergic skin reaction such as dermatitis.
Symptoms Include: Loss or coordination, vomiting and diarrhoea
If you think your furbaby has ingested any of these plants, seek veterinary attention immediately and take a sample of the plant you think has caused the issues as it may help the veterinarian treat your furbaby.
Tips to Avoid Poisoning
- Remove the plant and gift it to someone who doesn’t have any pets.
- Have an area fenced off where your furbaby can’t get to it.
Over to you: Do you have any other plants you want to add to the ever-growing list?
Gina and Harley
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