Protect your pet from plants
Protect Your Pet from Plants: Keeping up with the latest trends?
If so, you might have gotten on board with the newest houseplant fad! While houseplants are a fun way to reconnect with nature and add some color to your home, they can also be potentially dangerous for your pets. We’ve got some tips on how to protect your pet from plants that are poisonous to them.
Here are some safety tips to keep in mind:
- Place plants out of reach of pets, like on a bookcase or window sill or keep them in a locked room that your pets do not have access to
- Watch your pet’s behavior towards plants; if they show interest or try to consume the plant, remove it from your home
- Remove all fallen or broken leaves and stems from the floor
- Avoid houseplants that are poisonous to pets
Some common household plants that are poisonous to dogs and cats if ingested are:
Some other poisonous plants are Ivy, Jade, Elephant Ear, Tomato Plant, Chinese Evergreen, and Rubber Tree.
If your pet has ingested a poisonous plant, follow these steps to ensure their safety:
- Remove any visible parts of the plant from your pet
- Make note of the type of plant your pet has ingested. This will be helpful information to have when you contact your vet.
- Call your vet or nearest emergency vet
Your vet is the best reference on how to help your pet, not the internet.
If your pet is not behaving normally, you may want to call an emergency vet or even a Pet Helpline, like Pet Poison Helpline at 855-764-7661 or ASPCA Animal Poison Control at 888-426-4435
For toys to distract your pet from plants and give them something appropriate to chew on, consider these cool toys from KONG:
Your cat will enjoy catnip; you can purchase THAT as a plant that is safe for them to munch on. Otherwise, YEOOOOWWWW catnip toys provide great entertainment for both chewing, chasing, and cuddling! We hope we’ve given you some ideas on how to protect your pet from plants. For more information, check out this article.