Indoor foliage adds life and charm to your home. Adding plants is a great way to liven up your decor while infusing color; however, similar to child-proofing your house for the safety of a baby, the same consideration should be given to your pets. Certain houseplants can be toxic to your dog or cat if eaten and are best kept in hanging baskets or outside the home.
The following lists are just a reference and are not complete lists. Check with your veterinarian for detailed information on toxic and not toxic plants.
These plants are non toxic and are safe for your pets:
-Pony Tail Palm
The following plants are toxic to pets and symptoms range from a rash to heart, resperatory, and kidney problems:
If you suspect that your pet has ingested a toxic plant, contact poison control or your veterinarian immediately and do not wait for symptoms to appear. Remember to also keep any plants that resemble grass out of your pet’s reach as they are likely to think it is food. When pets eat even your non toxic plants, they may still be ingesting any pesticides that have been sprayed on the leaves so it is best to discourage any interest your pet may have in your plants.