Being a new pet rescue foster or even a new pet adopter is an exciting time. You can be as prepared as you think, and with all good intentions, you believe in your heart that you have covered all the angles for the safety of your new arrival. But you may have easily overlooked one inconspicuous item (or several items) in and around your home that a new dog or cat may be attracted to – plants.
In all of your preparation, have you thought about the plants you have in your home and outside your home, and ensured they are not toxic to your new four-legged family member? This caution should apply to veteran pet owners as well. Keep in mind, that pretty plant you see at the market, that you immediately envision looking perfect in your living room, family room, kitchen, or out in the garden, could actually be a danger to your pet.
A quick Internet search of ‘plants toxic to pets’ immediately brings you to a number of website landing pages, links, and images. Here is a quick list of some popular plants you will want to avoid having in or outside of your home if you have a dog or cat (plant name – health symptoms if ingested):