Keep Pet Safe from Common Poisonous Plants

Some people do not realize that plants can be poisonous for their pets. Some plants may cause nausea or may be fatal to your pet. If your pet has come in contact with a poisonous plant, it is important to contact our veterinary care, Dessau Veterinary Clinic in Austin right away. Our veterinarians can tell you if your pet will need to come to our veterinary clinic or a nearby animal hospital.

Either way, your pet’s health is very important to us. Keep your dogs and cats safe from common poisonous plants, which may be all around you.

Poisonous Plants 

Some of the most common plants in or around the home can be toxic, even deadly, for dogs and cats. Aloe Vera, for instance, can lead to tremors and vomiting if ingested. Jade plants or rubber trees can lead to slowed heart rate and a loss of muscle coordination if eaten. The very common Philodendron house plant can cause mouth pain, difficulty swallowing, and vomiting. While holiday Poinsettias have the reputation of being very poisonous, they are only mildly toxic, causing stomach and mouth irritation. Alternately, the Sego Palm plant can cause organ failure and death for pets that consume the leaves or seeds.

Toxic Trees 

Are there any toxic trees in your yard or garden? Apple trees can cause respiratory issues in both dogs and cats. Your pet may have dilated eyes and may pant more before going into shock. Apricot trees have many of the same side-effects if the stems, seeds, or leaves of the tree are ingested. These trees also pose danger to horses as well. If you have a holly bush around your property, know that it can cause vomiting and diarrhea in pets.

Bad Blooms 

Be careful what flowers you plant or bring in to the home with pets; many are not just toxic, but potentially lethal for dogs and cats. Some flowers that pose danger and threat of death to pets include Autumn Crocus, Azalea, Daffodils, and Lilies of all kinds. Early medical intervention is necessary if your pet ingests any of these flowers. If your pet is severely sick, we will direct you to a nearby animal hospital.

Concerned about Poisonous Plants? Call Our Vets to Learn More. 

If you are concerned that your dog or cat has ingested poisonous plants, contact Dessau Veterinary Clinic for vet care in Austin at 512-339-3177. Time could be of the essence so bring your pet in or call our vets right away.



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