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Dangerous Plants To Dogs

Dangerous plants to dogs. We all like to have a lovely garden but how many of us actually

check to make sure our garden is safe for our pets. Plants can be a major cause of allergies

to our pets. Everything from Skin irritations, Dermatitis, Burning and swelling of the mouth,

Vomiting & Diarrhoea, Anorexia, Irritation of their Intestinal Tract and some plants even cause

death. These are common everyday plants that most people have in their homes. I have listed

quite a few plants below but there are many more. If your pet bites any plants you should rinse their

mouth out for at least 10 minutes with water to prevent swelling and blistering.

Please remember " Our Vets do not live in our homes". They are not a  Horticulturalist and therefore do not know all the plants that can cause problems to our dogs. It is your responsibility to look at all your plants and weeds and make sure it safe for your dog. If your dog is scratching and you have no fleas there is a good chance a plant can be causing the skin irritations.

There is plenty of information out there on google so please take the time to research this as our

Pets rely on us to make them safe.

 

 

"ALOE PLANT"

Signs of Toxicity

1. Skin - Contact Dermatitis

2. Gastrointestinal - Diarrhoea, vomiting, anorexia, irritation of large intestine

3. Nervous System - Depression & tremors

4. Urinary - Urine changes colour (can turn red) renal complications with excessive doses.

 

 

 

 

"AGAPANTHUS"

"SIGNS OF TOXICITY" - ENTIRE PLANT CAN BE TOXIC

1. EYE & SKIN IRRITATION

2. CAN ALSO CAUSE SEVERE MOUTH IRRITATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

"AMERICAN HEMP"

"SIGNS OF TOXICITY'

1. EYES - DILATED PUPILS

2. GASTROINTESTINAL - DIARRHOEA (CAN BE BLOODY) CONSTIPATION, DISCOLOURED MOUTH & NOSTRILS,

REFUSAL TO EAT & DRINK & FINALLY DEATH

3. CARDIOVASCULAR - CARDIAC INSUFFICIENCY,WEAKNESS, INCREASE OR DECREASE IN THE PULSE, WHICH CAN PROGRESS TO CARDIAC ARREST

4. NERVOUS SYSTEM - APATHY

5. ELEVATED BODY TEMPERATURE


 

"ARNICA"

SIGNS OF TOXICITY:

1. SKIN - DERMATITIS

2. GASTROINTESTINAL - VOMITING

3. RESPIRATORY - SHORTNESS OF BREATH

4. NERVOUS SYSTEM - DROWSINESS

5. CARDIOVASCULAR - HEART PALPITATIONS THAT CAN RESULT IN A COMA

 

 

"ASIAN LILY"

"SIGNS OF TOXICITY"

1. SKIN - ALLERGY AND IRRITATION

2. GASTROINTESTINAL - NAUSEA, VOMITING, INAPPETENCE, ANOREXIA, DEHYDRATION, DIARRHOEA (MAY BE BLOODY)

3. NERVOUS SYSTEM - LETHARGY, STAGGERING, DEPRESSION

4. URINARY - ACUTE RENAL & KIDNEY FAILURE

 

 

 

"ASPARAGUS FERN"

"SIGNS OF TOXICITY"

1. SKIN - ALLERGIC DERMATITIS WITH REPEATED DERMAL EXPOSURE.

2. GASTROINTESTINAL - BERRY INGESTION COULD RESULT IN VOMITING, ABDOMINAL PAIN, CRAMPING, AND DIARRHOEA.

3. CAN ALSO CAUSE RESPIRATORY & HEART PROBLEMS, TREMORS & KIDNEY PROBLEMS

 

  "CHINESE EVERGREEN"

"SIGNS OF TOXICITY"

1.  CONTACT DERMATITIS, REDNESS & SKIN IRRITATION

AFTER CONTACT WITH SAP.

2.  IRRITATION OF THE MOUTH, LIPS, THROAT & TONGUE

3.  LIVER & KIDNEY DAMAGE IS RARE BUT POSSIBLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  "ECHINACEA PURPUREA"

 

MAIN PROBLEM WITH THIS PLANT IS

SKIN ALLERGIES.

ENTIRE PLANT IS TOXIC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

" FLAMINGO LILY"

1. EYES - CONJUNCTIVITIS

2. SKIN - DERMATITIS

3. GASTROINTESTINAL - IRRITATION, BURNING &

SWELLING OF THE MOUTH, TONGUE & LIPS

4. RESPIRATORY - SWELLING OF THROAT, DIFFICULTY

IN SWALLOWING. CAN CAUSE BLOCKAGE OF THE AIR PASSAGE LEADING TO DEATH.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

" FRANGIPANI"

1.  EYES - CAN MAKE VERY IRRITANT

2.  SKIN - CAN CAUSE IRRITATION, RASH & DERMATITIS

3. GASTROINTESTINAL IRRITANT

 

 

 

 

"GERANIUM"

CAN CAUSE MILD DERMATITIS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"GLADIOLUS"

1. SKIN - DERMATITIS

2. GASTROINTESTINAL - HYPER-SALIVATION, ABDOMINAL

PAIN, VOMITING & DIARRHOEA (BOTH CAN SOMETIMES HAVE BLOOD)

3. NERVOUS SYSTEM - CAN CAUSE DEPRESSION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"GREVILLEA"

1. SKIN - DERMATITIS

2. GASTROINTESTINAL - IRRITATION, INFLAMMATION OF THE DIGESTIVE TRACT, DIARRHOEA, VOMITING, STOMACH PAIN

3. RESPIRATORY - RAPID BREATHING

4. CARDIOVASCULAR - INCREASED HEART RATE

5. NERVOUS SYSTEM - SEIZURES, DEPRESSION

6. GENERAL - INCREASED BODY TEMPERATURE WITH SWEATING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"IRIS"

1. SKIN - DERMATITIS

2. GASTROINTESTINAL - GASTROENTERITIS, INCLUDING BURNING SENSATION OF THE

MOUTH AND THROAT, NAUSEA, VOMITING, ABDOMINAL PAIN, DIARRHOEA

3. GENERAL - ELEVATED TEMPERATURE FOLLOWING INGESTION

 

"JONQUIL"

1. SKIN - DERMATITIS

2. GASTROINTESTINAL - STOMACH UPSET, VOMITING,

DIARRHOEA, SEVERE GASTRO DISORDERS

3. CARDIOVASCULAR - HYPOTENSION, CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIAS, HEART FAILURE, COMA & CAN CAUSE DEATH.

4. MUSCULOSKELETAL - MUSCLE TREMORS

5. NERVOUS SYSTEM - WEAKNESS, TREMORS, SHIVERING,SEIZURES, EXCITEMENT, LETHARGY

6. URINARY - KIDNEYS MAY BE AFFECTED

GENERAL - DOGS ARE AFFECTED WHEN THEY DIG THE BULB

UP & EAT IT

 

 

" KIWI FRUIT"

 

GASTROINTESTINAL - THROAT AND GASTROINTESTINAL IRRITATION WHICH IS CAUSED BY THE HAIRS ON THE SKIN OF THE FRUIT IF INGESTED.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"MONSTERA" - FRUIT SALAD PLANT

1. SKIN - DERMATITIS

2. GASTROINTESTINAL - IRRITATION, BURNING & SWELLING OF THE MOUTH, TOUNGUE & LIPS, SALIVATION, STOMACH IRRITATION, VOMITING & DIARRHOEA

3. RESPIRATORY - RESPIRATORY SWELLING, THROAT SWELLING, DIFFICULTY IN SWALLOWING

GENERAL - IT CAN CAUSE A BLOCKAGE OF THE AIR PASSAGE LEADING TO DEATH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"OLEANDER"

1. EYES - INFLAMMATION & IRRITATION

2. SKIN - DERMATITIS & OTHER SKIN IRRITATIONS

3. GASTROINTESTINAL - NAUSEA, VOMITING, DIARRHOEA (SOMETIMES WITH BLOOD),

HYPER-SALIVATION, ABDOMINAL PAIN & COLIC

4. MUSCULOSKELETAL - MUSCLE TREMORS

5. CARDIOVASCULAR - CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIA, COLD EXTREMITIES, LOW BLOOD PRESSURE,

WEAK & IRREGULAR PULSE

6. NERVOUS SYSTEM - DROWSINESS, EXCITABILITY OR LETHARGY, DEPRESSION, TREMORS &

SEIZURES, COLLAPSE OR IRREGULAR PARALYSIS AND COMA WHICH CAN RESULT IN DEATH.

GENERAL - DECREASED BODY TEMPERATURE, PALE MUCOUS MEMBRANES

** THIS PLANT CAN CAUSE DEATH SUDDENLY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"PHILODENDRON"

1. SKIN - DERMATITIS

2. GASTROINTESTINAL - STOMACH IRRITATION, SALIVATION, VOMITING, DIARRHOEA, BURNING & SWELLING OF THE MOUTH, TONGUE & LIPS

3. RESPIRATORY - SWELLING OF THE THROAT & DIFFICULTY IN SWALLOWING. IT CAN CAUSE A BLOCKAGE OF THE AIR PASSAGE RESULTING IN DEATH.

 

" RYE GRASS"

1. SKIN - ITCHES TO FEET & LOWER LEGS, STOMACH RASHES

2. GASTROINTESTINAL - INCREASED SALIVATION, ABDOMINAL PAIN, DIARRHOEA

3. RESPIRATORY - SEVERE RESPIRATORY DISTRESS

4. MUSCULOSKELETAL - MUSCLE TREMORS

5. NERVOUS SYSTEM - WEAKNESS, LACK OF COORDINATION OR STAGGERING GAIT, CONVULSIONS

6. URINARY - CONSTANT DRIBBLING OF URINE

 

** ANIMALS CAN DIE WITHOUT DISPLAYING ANY SYMPTOMS**

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

" SOYBEAN"

IT IS THE LEVEL OF NITRATES ABSORBED FROM THE SOIL WHICH MAKES THIS PLANT POISONOUS, THEREFORE THE PLANT MAY OR MAY NOT BE POISONOUS DEPENDING ON THE CONCENTRATE.

1. SKIN - ITCHES TO FEET & LOWER LEGS, STOMACH RASHES

2. GASTROINTESTINAL - GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS, INCREASED SALIVATION, ABDOMINAL PAIN, DIARRHOEA

3. RESPIRATORY - SEVERE RESPIRATORY DISTRESS

4. MUSCULOSKELETAL - MUSCLE TREMORS

5. NERVOUS SYSTEM- WEAKNESS, LACK OF COORDINATION, STAGGERING WALK & CONVULSIONS

6. URINARY - CONSTANT DRIBBLING OF THEIR URINE

**ANIMALS CAN DIE WITHOUT DISPALYING ANY SIGNS.

 

" SUNDEW"

1. SKIN - SKIN RASHES

2. GASTROINTESTINAL - DIARRHOEA

3. LIVER - LIVER TOXICITY

4. REPRODUCTIVE - CAN CAUSE TESTICULAR LESIONS, REPRODUCTIVE DISTURBANCES AN CAN BE AN ABORTIFACIENT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

" CHRISTMAS CANDLE"

THIS PLANT CAN CAUSE SKIN IRRITATIONS.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"WANDERING JEW"

THIS PLANT IS ONE OF THE MOST COMMON OF  PLANTS TO CAUSE TERRIBLE SKIN IRRITATIONS ON DOGS. IT IS A VINE AND VERY QUICK GROWING. IT CAN ALSO CAUSE VOMITING & DIARRHOEA.