APCC Emergency Instructions recommend to ‘Immediately remove your pet from the area, and make sure no other pets (or kids!) are exposed to this area. Safely remove any remaining poisonous material from their reach.
Check to make sure your pet is breathing normally and acting fine otherwise.
Collect a sample of the material, along with the packaging, vial, or container, and save it – you will need all that information when you talk to your veterinarian or to a Pet Poison Helpline expert.
Do NOT give your dog any milk, food, salt, oil, or any other home remedies! Also, never inducing vomiting without talking to your veterinarian or Pet Poison Helpline – it may actually be detrimental or contraindicated to induce vomiting!
Don’t give hydrogen peroxide to your pet without checking with a vet or with the Pet Poison Helpline first. For you cat lovers, hydrogen peroxide doesn’t work well to induce vomiting (it just causes massive foaming and salivating instead!), and stronger veterinary prescription medications are necessary to get your cat to vomit up the poison kitty ingested!
Get help. Program your veterinarian phone number, along with an ER vet and Pet Poison Helpline’s phone number (855-764-7661) in your cell phone so you will always have immediate access to help.’
Why Do Pets Eat Plants?
There are many reasons your pet could be nibbling on some greenery, from enjoying the sweet taste of spring grasses to simply being a curious pup or kitten exploring the world with their mouths and noses. Common grass is perfectly safe and even healthy for their digestion (assuming theres no fertilizer or insecticides). Providing your pets with plenty of exercise, raw bones, enrichment toys and puzzles are some great ways to divert their attention away from your plant babies. If eating plants is a sudden new habit for your adult pet, as a precaution we always recommend consulting a vet when your dog or cat experiences any change in their normal behaviour. Heres a quick summary of why your pet could be interested in munching on your house plants…
For added nutrients or Fiber (Ensure your pet eats a few servings of raw veggies with their meals each week)
Upset stomach or abdominal discomfort (Perhaps eating plants to induce vomiting)
Primal instincts (Dogs are omnivores)
13 Common House Plants Poisonous to Dogs and Cats
One of the biggest responsibilities that pet owners face is keeping their furry friends safe from harm. When it comes to indoor and outdoor plants, there are some that are hazardous to our beloved companions, particularly cats and dogs. While many plants are perfectly safe, others can range from mildly irritating to downright lethal. Here’s a list to get you started on the path to keeping your pets safe.