Ask the vet with Dr. Beth Keser
Spring is in the air and it’s our natural desire to be outside enjoying nature. Flowers are blooming, we are in our gardens… planting trees, and enjoying the fruits of our labors (literally). As we enjoy the beauty and satisfy our human taste buds… danger lurks in our presence. Did you know our common plants and trees can be toxic to our beloved dogs and cats? Here is a list of a few (not all) of the more common plants and trees that may be dangerous to our pets.
Asparagus Fern: contains a steroid called sapogin which is commonly found in a variety of plants. If ingested, it may cause vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, or even an allergic dermatitis.
The Corn Plant: has a toxic agent that may cause vomiting, diarrhea with or without blood, depression, and even cause the pupils to dilate.
Diffenbachia, Elephant Ear, Heartleaf Philodendron, and Satin Potos: all contain a toxic agent that may cause oral irritations, increased salivation, difficulty swallowing, and vomiting.