Creating a Safe Home for your Pet – Plants Edition!

Creating a Safe Home for your Pet – Plants Edition!

Getting the right plants for your household is essential in creating a safe environment for your furry friends. When we keep plants at home, it is common for our furries to chew on or dig into our plants. Ingesting toxic plants can cause medical and physical problems for your pets. Even brushing up against certain poisonous plants may put your pet at a risk of getting poisoned.

Our job as responsible pet owners is therefore to ensure that our household items do not put them in danger, and to always look out for symptoms of poisoning at an early stage.

Symptoms of dog poisoning:

  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Tired
  • Coughing
  • Drooling
  • Rashes or blisters
  • Irritation on lip, tongue, and throat

Symptoms of cat poisoning:

  • Irritation or inflammation of the skin or mouth (redness, swelling or itching)
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Drooling
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Excessive drinking and urinating
  • Irregular heartbeat

In the event your pet gets poisoned by toxic plants with any of the aforementioned symptoms, bring them to your nearest vet immediately.

These are the top few toxic plants that you should be wary about if you have pets at home:

Pet-friendly plants refer to plants that are non-toxic, that will prevent your pets from getting poisoned. Here are some plants that can add beauty to your home while also making your space a safer playground for your pet!

Please note that this list is not exhaustive. Please consult your veterinarian for further guidance and advice.