Decorating your home is one of the best ways you can make your living atmosphere a bit more pleasant for all your household. But, sometimes we’re not aware of the fact that all that is pretty doesn’t necessarily mean that it is safe too. In fact, there are plenty of items, decorations and plants that can be dangerous or poisonous to your kids or your pets. by: Barking Royalty
Today, however, we’re focusing on those decorations that might poison your dog or your cat and leave some pretty serious consequences on their health. Most people are not even aware that a vast majority of houseplants are actually highly toxic for dogs when ingested.
I’m not suggesting that you should get rid of all your beautiful plants you’ve been growing for so long. Instead, keep them away from your dog’s/cat’s reach and make sure no one gets hurt. Let’s first name most common houseplants you might have in your apartment that are a potentially fatal hazard for your beloved pet.
These plants are very common because they are very easy to maintain. However, no matter how much you might have got used to having it in the corner of your room, if your pet chews on it it will cause a burning sensation in the oral cave and can even lead to swelling, difficult breathing and…death.
2. Aloe Vera
Although using Aloe Vera topically wouldn’t cause any damage, ingesting the gel of this plant might lead to abdominal pain and digestive issues in all canines.
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Philodendron used to be a very popular plant back in the ’80s, but it’s getting back its popularity now as well. It’s a common low maintenance plant whose leaves can lead to swelling, digestive issues, and seizures when ingested.
4. Corn plant
The Corn plant, also known as Dracaena Fragrans, is a very common plant that doesn’t require much care. Similarly to Dieffenbachia and Philodendron, chewing on its leaves is toxic for dogs and cats and can cause vomiting, appetite loss or, in some cases, depression.
If you thought flowers were completely safe, I’ll have to prove you wrong. In fact, one of the most popular flowers – the beautiful lilies – are actually fatal for dogs. Ingesting only few lily tubers might end up in death.
These are just some of the numerous poisonous plants that might hurt your dog/cat. Make sure you’re aware of what you have in your home, and that you monitor what your dog is doing while sniffing around that plant pot. As long as he doesn’t ingest anything, you should be fine. However, some dogs have a habit of eating anything that crosses their way, which can potentially result in fatal consequences.
Since we love decorating, and we all know that Christmas is the time we all get really involved in decorations, I wanted to underline the importance of paying attention to where you place some of the most common Christmas decorations that are actually very dangerous to your pets. Unfortunately, it isn’t enough to monitor your pet when you’re around. If you leave your dog home alone for some hours, he might start playing with some of these hazards and end up being poisoned or injured. Therefore, we’re sharing with you this handy infographic brought by Barking Royalty of most dangerous items we all use as Christmas decorations.
Check it out and share it with your friends to keep all those furry pals safe!