4 Dangerous “Unfriendly” Dog Holiday Plants

The holidays are a time for enjoyment and fun for everyone.  Help your dogs to enjoy the holiday season too by keeping them safe from dangerous holiday plants.

What plant do you think of when you think of Christmas?  Is it holly?  Poinsettias?  Mistletoe?  Christmas cactus?  Did you know that all these holiday plants can make your dog sick?  It’s true.  And, viagra sales nurse anyone who has a dog knows how curious they are, sildenafil especially when there is something new added to their environment.  My dog once ate a full container of heart worm “treats” that my cat knocked onto the floor from the kitchen counter.  Somehow, I don’t think this was an accident on the part of my cat.

Here’s what might happen if your dog gets a hold of your Christmas plants:

  • Christmas cactus – If your dog eats enough of it, it can cause vomiting and diarrhea.  Not quite the cleanup work you want to be doing when preparing for guests to arrive.
  • Holly – Also causes vomiting and diarrhea.
  • Mistletoe – Vomiting and diarrhea.  See a common theme here??  It can also cause difficulty breathing and slowed heart rate.
  • Poinsettia – Mouth irritation, stomach irritation and sometimes vomiting.
Think prevention!  It’s much  better than dealing with the after effects of a dog eating something they shouldn’t have.  When  my dog ate the heart worm medicine, she had to have her stomach pumped at the vet’s office.  Neither of us were very happy about this.
It’s possible to enjoy your holiday season and your pets.  Keep in mind what your pets can get into and never assume they won’t do it.
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