poisonous plants

Can Dogs Get Poison Ivy?

Can Dogs Get Poison Ivy?

With summer here and poision ivy everywhere, even growing in urban and suburban environments, here’s what you need to know about this poisonous plant and your dog. Poision ivy, identified by its “leaves of three” contains an oil called urushiol, which causes most humans to break out in an unbearably itchy oozing red rash.  So, can your dog get poision ivy too? The bad news is yes she can. But the good news is that it doesn't happen very often. For most dogs, the skin is protected by their fur from oil. But, if you have a dog with very…
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Five Common Houseplants That Are Toxic To Dogs

Five Common Houseplants That Are Toxic To Dogs

We’ve written before about the Sago palm, used both indoors and outdoors as an ornamental plant, and how it’s deadly poisonous to dogs.  Let’s look now at five common houseplants that are quite toxic to dogs as well: One - Snake Plant (Sansevieria) - The snake plant is extremely popular as a houseplant, not only because of its striking good looks, but because it’s so easy to grow. But unfortunately, all parts of the snake plant are poisonous to dogs and can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.  Snake plant Two - Alocasia (also known as elephant’s ear) - This dark…
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