It’s not only outdoor plants that pose a threat to your pets, household plants can be also be poisonous to dogs. So here’s the growing-guides 10 houseplants that are poisonous to dogs.
Keeping Dogs Safe
When dogs are left at home alone, they are likely to become bored. They are then more than likely to start investigating for something to play with or something to chew. This is natural behaviour for dogs, it can also be fatal.
You wouldn’t knowingly leave dangerous objects around your home for your beloved pets to harm themselves on. So here is a warning about something you probably think of as innocuous.
10 Houseplants That Are Poisonous To Dogs
- Aloe Vera – This seems to be “the” plant now days, It’s good for the skin, helps with burns. It is however extremely dangerous to dogs. There is latex contained in the inner skin of the Aloe Vera leaf which contains a powerful laxative. If swallowed by your dog this will cause vomiting, diarrhea and dehydration.
- Azalea – As with many plants, symptoms include sickness, diarrhea, and dehydration, but Azaleas like rhododendrons contain toxins that attack the cardio-vascular system which are capable of slowing a dogs heartbeat to coma and even death.
- Asparagus fern – The toxin found in this popular houseplant, sapogenin causes vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration.
- Chrysanthemum – As with Azaleas all parts of the chrysanthemum plant are poisonous to dogs. symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea and dehydration.
- Geranium – Just a small part of this plant can cause skin irritation, appetite loss, vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration.
- Cyclamen – Another popular plant found in houses and gardens, cyclamen causes sickness, diarrhea, and dehydration in dogs if ingested.
- Ivy – Another common plant both in and out of the house. Ivy is very toxic particularly the leaves causing sickness, diarrhea and dehydration.
- Figs – Including Weeping Fig and India Rubber Plant cause skin irritation, vomiting, and diarrhea leading to dehydration.
- Amaryllis – Another popular plant freely given around the christmas period, causing lethargy, tremors, stomach pain, diarrhea and sickness.
- Kalanchoe – Symptoms include sickness, diarrhea, dehydration, and due to the bufodienalides contained within the plant, damage to the central nervous system, heart problems and death.
Above is a list of some of the poisonous plants that can be found within the home. There are many dangerous plants for your pets and the 10 houseplants that are poisonous to dogs is just a short guide.
Even plants that are considered safe for dogs could have been sprayed with or treated with harmful chemicals. So my advice, keep all houseplants in areas away from pets. Either high up or better still in a room with a door that can be kept closed.