Sunday, 19 December 2021

5 Houseplants That Are Toxic To Dogs



These 5 houseplants can cause a variety of harmful issues for our canine companions and dog owners should be aware when choosing plants for their homes.


Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is commonly known for its healing properties in humans. Any member of the Aloe Vera family of plants can be toxic to dogs.

Consumption has been known to cause diarrhoea and vomiting and other issues.


Begonia

Begonia plants can prove seriously toxic to dogs. 

The roots in particular are very toxic to our canine friends and ingestion has been known to lead to kidney failure in extreme circumstances.


Dragon Tree

Although known for their air-purifying qualities and tropical aeshetic, Dragon Trees can cause sickness in dogs if the saponins contained in the plant are ingested

Reactions may include drooling, lack of appetite and vomiting and make this plant a potentially unwise choice for dog owners.

 

Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia)

Diefenbachia commonly known as Dumb Cane is also referred to as Exotica or Tropic Snow

This broad-leafed plant can cause dogs a range of issues if ingested.

Harmful toxins in the plant can cause burning and swelling in a dog's mouth. 

This can lead to breathing difficulties which could potentially prove fatal for a dog.


Jade

Jade plants can be very toxic to dogs if ingested. 

Also commonly known as Chinese, Dwarf or Japanese Rubber Trees, Jade plants should be avoided in dog owning homes.



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