Plants help cozy up a living space, but pet owners should be extra careful when selecting greenery to brighten up their homes!
As it turns out, more than 700 plants contain toxic substances that may harm cats and dogs if ingested. As pet owners know, cats and dogs are notorious for snacking on things that they shouldn’t! To protect Fluffy, Fang, and Mrs. Norris, avoid adding these plants to your interior.
The following plants are popular for the home, but can cause damage to dogs and cats if they are ingested.
- Asparagus Fern Also called the emerald feather, emerald fern, sprengeri fern, or lace fern.
- Corn Plant Also known as cornstalk plant, dracaena, dragon tree, or ribbon plant.
- Dieffenbachia Commonly known as dumb cane, tropic snow, or exotica.
- Elephant Ear Can be called caladium, taro, pai, ape, cape, via sori, or malanga.
- Cyclamen Also, sowbread.
- Aloe Plant Also called medicine plant or Barbados aloe.
Signs of poisoning can be mild to severe, and in some cases, pets can die from these plants. As plants have multiple names, it’s important to only purchase pet-friendly plants! Protecting your pet is half the battle of pet ownership!
For further protection, contact Lofgren Agency for all of your insurance needs in Hudson, New York!