Dangerous Home Plants

Dangerous Home Plants

Dieffenbachia, Philodendron & Caladium can cause difficulties in the dog’s upper gastrointestinal tract. Don’t cause vomiting.

Follow with a crushed pill of activated charcoal, which are available at a drug store and should be kept in your pet’s first aid kit. Take your dog to the veterinarian immediately.

Foxglove, Lily of the Valley, Oleander, Monkshood & Larkspur change the dog’s cardiovascular system. The digitalis glycosides in these plants have a serious depressant effect on the heart. Take your dog to the veterinarian immediately.

Yews, Tobacco, Hemlock, Rhubarb, Belladonna, Jimsonweed, Chinaberry & Morning Glory change the dog’s nervous system. Take the dog to the veterinarian immediately. Special antidotes may be needed to counteract the effects of the toxic substances found in these plants.

If you find your dog has been eating a houseplant or distrustful outside plant call your poison control center and get veterinary help. Should youn’t understand the name of the plant, take a sample of it to the veterinarian.

To prevent plant poisoning, don’t keep poisonous plants in your house or lawn. Keep dried organizations out of reach. Make sure your pup has plenty of safe chew dog toys.