20 Plants That May Poison Your Dog
When choosing house or garden plants, bear in mind that over 700 plants are toxic to dogs. Luckily, not all of them are fatal when ingested, but the majority can cause health problems in dogs.
In order to spare your beloved dog the pain and discomfort, we have compilled a list of 20 most common indoor and outdoor plants that are dangerous to dogs.
In addition, if you think your furry friend has consumed a toxic plant, call your veterinarian immediately and ask for treatment recommendations.
The lovely Amaryllis is a common indoor flowering plant that is toxic to both cats and dogs. Amaryllis seeds and bulbs contain lycorene, a substance poisonous to many animals. Since this plant is popular around Christmas, most poisonings actually occur at that time of the year. Make sure to keep the plant out of your dog’s reach as it could do them a lot of harm.
Although the most toxic part of the plant is the bulb, other parts of the plant also contain other known animal toxins, including amaryllidine and hippeastrine.
Symptoms of amaryllis poisoning include vomiting, depression, diarrhea, abdominal pain, excessive salivation and tremors. The symptoms will vary depending on the quantity of the plant the dog ingested.
In most cases, the dog will recover in a few days; however, if the diarrhea caused dehydration, contact your vet for professional advice.