If you have pets in your home, then you know that finding Pet Safe Houseplants is a must. Curious cats and hungry dogs love to lick anything in their path. You may not know that they are especially attracted to great-smelling plants.
Today we are sharing a number of excellent infographics that show you what is pet-safe and those you should avoid. We’re sure that there will be a few on the list that will surprise you.
Common Causes Of Pet Poisoning
via Pet Insurance
As you can see from the infographic above, houseplants account for 15% of pet poisoning incidents every year. That’s quite a large number of pet owners who don’t know the potential harm.
The key to keeping your home pet-safe is to ensure toxic plants are out of reach of little paws. In the first instance, however, you need to learn which plants pass the test and which do not.
10 Most Common Poisonous Houseplants
via Humane Society. Org
The above infographic is an excellent overview. Common Ivy for example has partly poisonous leaves. It can cause breathing difficulties, rashes, and even paralysis in pets
As you can see with the list that includes Philodendron, Sagon Palm, Jade Plant, Easter Lillies, and Aloe Vera, there are many common varieties.
What To Do If Your Pet Ingests Plants
via Humane Society
According to the Humane Society, if your pet has eaten or licked one of these plants, the following steps should be taken.
First, remove the plant from your pet’s mouth if any is left inside.
Next, gently rinse out their mouths with water using a cloth so they don’t swallow too much.
Try to identify the plant your pet encountered so that you can watch out for specific symptoms (see the chart above).
If you notice any symptoms developing, call your vet or local animal care hospital as quickly as possible.
Pet Safe Houseplants Infographic
Another helpful infographic is this one from Aventix Animal Care. It shows the harmful plants and those that are perfectly safe around pets.
If you’re thinking of keeping any of the harmful plants, be sure that they are positioned out of reach of your pet. A Golden Retriever might not be able to jump on top of the fridge but a crafty cat might.
Cut Flowers That Make Your Pets Sick
You may not realize that cut flowers can also make your pets sick. Again, be sure to take care where you display. Some of the more toxic include :
You will also want to keep an eye on the flowers in your garden. Once they bloom, they do become dangerous to your pets.
Making a Pet-Safe Garden Video Tutorial
We are including this helpful video that shows you how to create a garden that will perfectly co-exist with your pets. We highly recommend you take a few minutes to view. There are some excellent tips and tricks. Click play above to view now ^