Which plant is safe for your pet?

A common question among pet owners is ‘which plants are safe for my pets?’ Deciding on which plants to have in the garden or inside the home can be tricky when there is a long list of plants that can cause dangerous health issues to your pets if ingested.

A general rule is that when it comes to pets, no plant is 100% safe for ingestion. However, the level of toxicity to your animal varies from mild to severe. Symptoms of poisoning may be but not limited to; vomiting, lethargy, respiratory trouble, diarrhea, excessive drooling, difficulty swallowing, blood in their stools and stomach pain.

The most common plant that is known to be toxic to pets are Lillie’s. All types of Lillie’s are mainly toxic to cats, but there are some types that can be fatal to dogs also. Other common toxic plants include; Azaleas, Sago Palm, Ivy, Rubber Tree plants, Aloe Vera and Tulips.

A common question among pet owners is ‘which plants are safe for my pets?’ Deciding on which plants to have in the garden or inside the home can be tricky when there is a long list of plants that can cause dangerous health issues to your pets if ingested.

Hanging pots away from shelving and bookcases, in tall pot stands or in rooms that pets are not allowed may help prevent your pet from getting to them, but it is important to be aware of the risks.

Get to know the plants in and around your home, if you are not sure what type of plants you have speak to a local nursery or gardening expert, this will help to keep your pets safe in and around the home.

Chewing and being curious is natural to pets that’s why we’ve found an alternative to toxic plants with Pet Greens! Pet Grass from Pet Greens is the perfect accompaniment for your pet’s over­all wellbeing, including a great taste they’ll love. It is also a great fresh replacement for dried cat grasses and dog grasses and will keep your pet healthy and happy.

Pet Greens are rich in vitamins, minerals, protein, antioxidants and other great nutrients, Pet Grass is suitable for a wide range of domesticated pets such as cats, dogs, rabbits, lizards, guinea pigs and birds.

Naturally grown and harvested in NSW, Pet Grass and Catnip are pesticide free, high in protein, and rich sources of Chlorophyll which is great for helping boost your pet’s health. They’re also packed full of vitamins A, B, C, E and K to give your pet the vitality they need to get through their day.

Remember – If you fear your pet has ingested toxic material, seek veterinary advice immediately.

More information on pet toxicity can be found at https://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poisons/

 

 

 

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