Danger at home: 3 household plants that could be toxic for your dog
Style-savvy homeowners nationwide are packing their property with plants: a trend that’s as good for your design cred as it is for your lungs. Lush and vibrant, plants make your home inviting and homely – a brilliant way to attract buyers when you want to sell your house fast.
But pooches are built differently for us and what’s a breath of fresh air to you and me could be fatal for your pup. Here are three of the most common household plants to watch out for:
- JADE (CRASSULA OVATA)
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This popular succulent is one of the most easy to care for houseplants going and is often featured in magazines. But beware: they’re poisonous to dogs so keep them out of reach at all times.
Symptoms to watch for:
Slow heart rate
- ZANZIBAR GEM (ZAMIOCULCAS)
Again, this houseplant is hard to kill, making it a popular choice for those of us that are a little less green-fingered. Yet it’s one of the most toxic plants out there – dangerous to adults, children and dogs. Always wash your hands after handling and keep well away from wandering teeth.
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If your dog starts vomiting or has diarrhea, take them to the vets at once and tell them you’ve got a Zanzibar gem at home. Store your vet’s emergency contact details in PoochPlay, so when you’re in a hurry, you can dial them directly without wasting a precious moment.
- ALOE VERA
Despite it’s reputation as one of nature’s great healers, the actual plant leaves of this magical frond can be life-threatening to your pooch. Keep it well out of reach and keep an eye out for the following symptoms:
Loss of appetite
Source: Pretty Fluffy