If you’re a dog owner, you know the true meaning of man’s best friend. We spend tons of time with our furry friends, taking walks around your Calabasa’s neighborhood, going to the beach and parks, hiking around Los Angeles, and playing outside in the garden. If you want to give your pet the best life possible, it is crucial to know the common plants poisonous to dogs so you can avoid them when out and about and from planting them in the yard.
Common Plants Poisonous to Dogs
Daffodil, Hyacinth, and Tulip Bulbs
Although these flowers are not threatening to dogs, their bulbs are. If your pet pal is a digger, beware of planting these bulbs in the yard. Exposure and ingestion of these plant bulbs can cause severe GI upset, vomiting, and diarrhea.
This woody evergreen is an indoor or outdoor plant, often seen as large hedges in yards. When eating, dogs begin vomiting but can move on to more severe symptoms such as changes in heart rate and rhythm, blood pressure drops, and neurological problems.
Philodendrons are one of the most popular indoor plants, but they contain crystals that are toxic to dogs. They irritate the lips, gums, tongue, and throat and cause drooling, vomiting, mouth pawing, and vocalizing.
Beware of these beauties! Often used as indoor plants around the holidays, the milky sap from poinsettias is irritating to dogs. They cause vomiting and diarrhea when eaten; however, symptoms are not life-threatening and usually resolve themselves without a costly vet trip.
Similar to philodendrons, begonias contain tiny irritating crystals. However, they have another crystal that targets canine kidneys. It slows fine muscle movements and causes lethargy and a decreasing appetite. Your pet should see a vet after a begonia encounter.
Aloe vera is a multifunctional plant to have around the property. The liquid gel inside its tough stalks can be soothing for burns and itching but also cause irritating GI issues for your pup. Severe vomiting, diarrhea, and fluid loss are symptoms of ingestion. If a lot of the plant is ingested by your dog, you must call the vet.
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