Plants that are poisonous to dogs

Fort Lauderdale Pet Sitter talks about plants that are poisonous to dogs 

Fort Lauderdale Pet Sitter plants that are poisonout to dogsAh rainy season in South Florida. Everything is in growing fast and furiously. Fort Lauderdale is best known for its waterways and tropical vegetation. Unfortunately many of these tropical plants are extremely poisonous and potentially lethal to dogs. Pet owners are often shocked to come home to find their dog sick and their favorite houseplants chewed to pieces. Let’s talk about some plants that are poisonous to dogs.

Knowing which houseplants should not be kept in the house or within reach of your dog is important. Before purchasing an indoor plant it is always a good idea to check with the nursery or Google it to make sure that they are not poisonous. The following is a list of the most common houseplants that are known to be toxic. 

  • Most Philodendrons
  • Chinese Evergreens
  • Philodendron
  • Corn Plant
  • Devil’s Ivy
  • Golden Pothos
  • Marble Queen
  • Peace Lily
  • Nephthytis Holly
  • Most Dracaena
  • Taro vine

If you store bulbs in the house over the winter beware as many of those are poisonous if consumed by a dog. Most garden bulbs such as lily varieties, tulips, elephant ears, gladiolas, hyacinth, iris, crocus and amaryllis bulbs fall into this category. Lily of the Valley is very toxic both as a bulb and as a plant. Aloe Vera can potentially be poisonous to dogs if consumed in large quantities.

Common garden plants that are found both inside and outside that are potentially deadly to dogs include Foxglove, Morning glory, Nightshade, Onions, Tomato plants and most of the varieties of ivy.

Shrubs in the garden or the yard can also be toxic as well as plants that are poisonous to dogs. Trees and shrubs include:

  • Avocado
  • Yew
  • Macadamia Nut
  • Schefflera
  • Bamboo
  • Oleander
  • Mistletoe
  • Yucca
  • Sago Palm

Puppies should be watched closely when outdoors as they are more prone to chewing than most adult dogs. There are many plants that can cause allergic reactions, rashes and skin lesions. Plants that are poisonous to dogs.

If you believe that your dog has ingested a poisonous plant, or any type of plant, and is exhibiting signs of pain, nervous problems, salivating, drooling, vomiting or diarrhea immediately contact your veterinarian and have the dog examined. Be sure to bring the plant in with you to help the veterinarian identify the poison that was consumed.



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