Plants dangerous for pets
Plants that are dangerous to humans can also be harmful to pets. This applies to cats, dogs, birds, guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters - that is, everyone who is allowed to move around the apartment, garden or garden. If city domestic cats are not allowed to walk on the street every day, where they can satisfy the need for eating grass, then they begin to nibble the plants in the apartment, including poisonous ones. When eating, for example, Dieffenbachia or milkweed, the animal can get severe poisoning, up to death. From which plants we need to protect our pets at home and on the street, we will tell in the article.
- Why are some plants dangerous for animals?
- How to protect pets from dangerous plants?
- List of dangerous plants for pets
- Especially poisonous plants for animals and children
Why are some plants dangerous for animals?
The assertion that animals instinctively feel that they are useful and that it harms is wrongful. Over the years of the coexistence of domestic animals with humans, they have lost their natural ability to recognize what is good for them and what is poisonous for them. For cats, be sure to place a pallet of grass on the windowsill. To do this, you can sow oats or purchase a special mixture of herbs in a pet store.
They gladly gnaw harmless cyperus, which has the strength to constantly replace damaged stems with new ones. Thorny plants especially often injure animals. How often, when hunting for flies, cats catch spikes instead of prey! It takes several weeks to heal a small wound. It often happens that dogs injure themselves, for example, on the tip of the agave.
Feathered pets can suffer from sharp spines of cacti. Fertilizers and top dressing can become dangerous for dogs and cats, if the water in which they are dissolved is not fully used. After all, tetrapods lap up any water with pleasure. Also dangerous are plants treated with chemicals. Those plants that are toxic to humans also pose a danger to animals.
How to protect pets from dangerous plants?
To protect pets, it is necessary to remove plants with poisonous organs from the reach zone. Cats will be scared away by orange or lemon peels laid out on a windowsill with flowers; you can also spray the plant with water containing lemon juice.
The first signs of poisoning are vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. If you are sure that the animal received poisoning as a result of eating a poisonous plant, it is advisable to induce vomiting by pouring water into the mouth and immediately consult a veterinarian.
The plants listed below are dangerous (to some extent) for small pets.
Some plants, like an oleander, cause instant death, others can have negative effects on various organs of animals, so it is better to remove them away.
Prevention is to ensure that pets kept strictly at home, never have a lack of vitamins (it is they who, as a rule, try to make up for them by eating indoor plants). On out-of-town trips, your pets should avoid contact with plants that pose a threat to their health (at least, do not grow them on their sites or remove them like weeds).
In early spring, it is useful to sow oats at home, in the seedlings of which contain a whole set of vitamins and other useful substances. Cats willingly eat these fresh sprouts. It is good to add finely chopped leaf lettuce, dill and parsley to your food. In addition, plants such as tradescantia, chlorophytum and cacti (with spines removed) are considered completely edible and safe.
List of dangerous plants for pets
- Elderberry - Berries
- Amaryllis (Amarallis)
- Arisema three-leafed
- Calla (Calla Ethiopian)
- Lysychitum (Lysychiton) American
- Cantonesia Ethiopian
- The cocklebur
- The godson (Senezio)
- Heliconia metal (bird of paradise)
- Acacia Mansa
- Horse beans
- Fodder beans
- Mescaline beans
- The dioecious chest
- Sweet peas
- Broom (golden rain)
- Lima beans
- Fire Beans
- The most beautiful Cesalpinia
- Heliotrope European
- Podbel (Andromeda)
- Orlyak ordinary
- The center
Cereals or bluegrass:
- corn cobs
- Sudan grass (Sudan, Sorghum Sudan)
- Coriander (Cilantro)
- Daikon (Chinese radish)
Iris or Iris:
- Blooming Sally
- Red maple
- Hemp (Marijuana)
- Mountain laurel
- Lakonos American
- Climbing ivy
- Colchicum is magnificent
- Colchicum autumn
- Lily of the valley
- Common hellebore
- Aconite tubers, (wrestler)
- Larkspur (Delphinium, Spur)
- Marsh marigold (true primrose or pharmacy)
- Clematis (Lomonos)
- Argemona mexican
- Sanguinaria canadian (Bloody Root)
- Brachychiton (Fire Tree)
- A coffee tree
- Coffee beans
- Jasmine yellow
- Castor oil
- Beautiful euphorbia (poinsettia)
- Hura cracking
- Holly naked
- Datura ordinary
- Cherry tree
- Horse chestnut
- Poison ivy
- Kalanhoye felt
Especially poisonous plants for animals and children
Unfortunately, some houseplants contain toxic substances. People who care for them in the usual way may not even suspect it - after all, they are completely safe until you try to put them in your mouth. But try to explain to your cat or guinea pig that the plant in this pot is inedible!
For both pets and small children, any plants from the family of amaryllis, aroid, kutra, nightshade, euphorbia are dangerous. For example, it’s enough for the wavy parasites to nibble such plants a little, as their digestion is disturbed and their pressure rises.
Undesirable are plants whose excreted substances irritate the skin and mucous membranes. This is ivy, Scheffler, primrose, cyclamens.
But poisonous can be not only potted, but also cut flowers! Even in a vase, it is undesirable to put bouquets of tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, carnations, lilies, gypsophila, milkweed or hellebore, if there are animals or small children in the house.
Amaryllis are not as dangerous for their environment as other plants - toxic substances are concentrated in their bulbs or tubers. However, still plants such as hippeastrum, clivia and hemanthus are best removed away from domestic "rodents."
Representatives of the aroid family are often found in our homes. These include dieffenbachia, aglaonema, alocasia, anthurium, caladium, epipremnum, syngonium, monstera, philodendron, spathiphyllum, zantedescia, zamioculcas. All these plants contain substances that irritate the skin and mucous membranes.
The milky sap of plants from the kutra family is a danger to both humans and pets. Therefore, keep away from small children and animals such plants as mandeville, adenium, allamanda, catharanthus, pachypodium.
Milk euphorbiaceae irritates the skin and mucous membranes. Keep them out of the reach of children and pets, and be sure to wear gloves when handling them. Euphorbiaceae include such popular indoor plants as croton, jatropha, akalifa, euphorbia, poinsettia.
The shiny and vibrant fruit of decorative pepper attracts the attention of both dogs and cats. Wanting only to play with plants, they will not fail to try them for a tooth. However, all parts of plants from the nightshade family contain toxic substances. This applies not only to the decorative pepper, but also to the annual browll, tirelessly blooming brunfelsia and other decorative types of nightshade.