Your Garden Must Be Safe For Your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Sep 4 06:54 2008 Richard Cussons Print This Article

Some plants can cause danger to your dog. Know what are these plants...

Do you think your garden is safe for your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel? Some people consider their garden as their little sanctuary - a place where they can relax and enjoy the serenity and beauty the nature brings. However,Guest Posting as much as it is relaxing for humans, the garden may not be a safe place for our furry friends after all.

Based on studies, there are 700 plants that can possibly harm our pets because of enough toxic in them. Also, while a plant may not be toxic to pets, it can cause allergic reactions and cause discomfort to your dogs. As a responsible dog owner and a plant lover as well, it is important that you learn how to identify what plants are dangerous to your dog's well-being.

First in line is dieffenbachia. Named after a German physicist, Ernst Dieffenbach, the plant is considered one of the deadliest plants on earth. The plant will cause serious reaction when come in contact with an animal's mouth, tongue or throat. If chewed, swelling can occur along with a temporary inability to speak, mouth irritation, upset stomach, asphyxiation, tremors, seizures and eventually death.

Other plants dangerous to pets include:

Amaryllis. Symptoms of toxicity include diarrhea, excessive salivation, depression, tremors and vomiting.

Asparagus fern. Clinical signs include allergic dermatitis with repeated dermal exposure, vomiting, abdominal pain or diarrhea.

Azalea. Signs include vomiting, diarrhea, excessive salivation, weakness, coma, hypotension, CNS depression, cardiovascular collapse and death.

Christmas rose. Signs of toxicity include abdominal pain, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, convulsions and delirium.

Daffodil. Belongs to amaryllidaceae family, toxicity of daffodil causes severe gastrointestinal disorders, convulsions, shivering, hypotension, dermatitis, muscular tremors and cardiac arrhythmias.

Gladiolas. Clinical signs include vomiting (sometimes with blood), depression, diarrhea (sometimes with blood), excessive salivation and abdominal pain.

Hyacinth. Clinical signs include intense vomiting, diarrhea (sometimes with blood), depression and tremors.

Hydrangea. The rootstock causes vomiting, depression, anorexia, diarrhea, increase in heart rate and increase in body temperature.

Morning glory. Signs of toxicity include diarrhea, frequent urination, hallucination and nausea.

Other common plants dangerous to pets are cactus, chrysanthemums, daphne, jasmine, nettles, sweet peas and wandering Jew.

Plants are good to look at. A pot of your favorite flower adds beauty and color inside the house. But you must remember that this beauty could be your dog's way to danger, to death even. So learn to choose what's safe and not. Your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is at stake.

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