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10 dangerous plants for Pets

Pets love houseplants, even if they don’t reciprocate. Therefore, combining the favorite longhairs with flowers in one apartment is transformed into an entertaining quest.

But the main problem is not that a pet will eat a century of bonsai and not pomorŝatsâ, and in mortal danger that can lurk in the poisonous leaves or roots of plants.

Nature gave animals the instinct to survive, great sense of smell and sight, and the plants placed at the disposal of the spines, poisonous SAP, and other small “joy”, which allow you to scare off anyone who might cause them tangible harm.

Pets are often unable to distinguish useful plants from the harmful, because the task of the owner to know what his pet to bite you, and that is categorically impossible.

This is especially true of puppies, kittens, rabbits and other “fluffy stuff” that pulls in a mouth everything that seems tasty to them. But if your adult cat or dog has a habit of chewing all that is bad (hanging, growing), be careful – perhaps, in your apartment there is a plant that can be dangerous for your four-legged friend.

Dieffenbachia, Monstera, Spathiphyllum, Anthurium, Epipremnum, Golden Pothos, Syngonium, Philodendron, Caladium, Colocasia.

Some owners of home zivotniho still believe that their four-legged pet knows, it is harmful, and helpful, and if the rubber plant, then it is “not enough vitamins”. This is only partly the truth. Of vitamins your pet may indeed be missed, but his instincts, alas, are not the same as the wild relatives.

What is poisonous: all parts of these plants (leaves, stems, flowers, roots). The juice contains proteins and poisonous cyanide compounds, and even a small dose of these compounds may lead to the death of the animal.

What are the consequences: burns and mucous membranes, and larynx. If splashed in the eyes may develop conjunctivitis, irreversible changes of the cornea.

Euphorbia, Croton, Acalypha, Jatropha.

What are the consequences: burns, ulcers, inflammation of the mucous membranes, disorders of nervous activity, dysfunction of the gastrointestinal tract.

Special recommendation: poisonous juice is in the tissues Euphorbiaceae under pressure and acts on the surface (and sometimes sprinkles) at the slightest damage, so place the pots with plants out of reach of Pets.

Chilly (ornamental Pepper), Brovalliya, Brunfelsia, Solandra.

What is poisonous: the SAP contains a toxic alkaloid.

What are the consequences: nausea, vomiting, drowsiness.

Special recommendation: vivid fruits can attract animals and decorative birds.

Adenium, Nerium Oleander, A. Mandeville, Katarantus.

What is poisonous: the SAP contains cardiac glycosides.

What are the consequences: serious cardiac abnormalities, and in severe cases can cause death of the animal.

Hedera (Ivy), Policies, Fatsa.

What is poisonous: the foliage and stems.

What are the consequences: violations of nervous activity until the palsy, a disorder of the cardiovascular system.

Special recommendations: in the risk zone rodents.

Clivia, Gippeastrum, Gemantus.

What is poisonous: the bulbs contain alkaloids, a small portion of which is present in the juice of the green parts of plants (leaves and stalks).

What are the consequences: the paralysis, the development of pathologies of the internal organs (especially dangerous Clivia).

Special recommendations: in the risk zone rodents.

What are the consequences: numbness, vomiting, delirium. Possible violations of functioning of cardiovascular system.

What is poisonous: if the damage leaves, poisonous juice.

What are the consequences: skin burns, ingestion of the body — damage to the kidneys.

What are the consequences: disturbances in the cardiovascular system, renal failure.

Special recommendation: cats love consume the leaves.

What is poisonous: all parts of the plant contain the alkaloid is colchicine.

What are the consequences of: bleeding disorders, severe kidney damage.


Direct indication of poisoning are nausea, vomiting, and a sharp change of habitual behaviour (sleepiness or, on the contrary, overexcitation). Since Pets can’t tell about his health, it is the direct responsibility of the owners to “remember and be careful”. Remember how the animal usually behaves, and pay attention to if it suddenly starts to behave unusually.

If the animal is behaving suspiciously, inspect the plants – the leaves and stems of the tracks from damage and stings, and such were found, then you need to provide first aid immediately and show the vet!


By poisoning the most important thing as soon as possible to remove poisonous particles plants with skin, mucosa or from the animal body. If the juice gets on the skin or eyes, rinse with plenty of water. If there is a suspicion that the animal had swallowed a piece of a plant, then he needs to give plentiful drink, is desirable to induce vomiting.