10 PLANTS THAT CAN KILL YOUR PETS
Article by Mark Mac Hattie
Your face turns pale with horror as you read through the content and realise that half the plants in and around your home can easily take out one of your pets. What should you do? Get rid of them? I mean, they’re always there when you get home and you have become attached to them, but they can find a good home at the shelter, right?
Kidding! Your pets and plants can (and should!) stay put.
Here is a list of 10 plants in your home that are toxic when consumed by our 4 legged friends:
1. Aloe vera
2. Lilies (all varieties)
3. Pothos (Devil’s Ivy)
4. Monstera deliciosa (Delicious Monster / Swiss Cheese Plant)
5. Asparagus fern
6. Moth Orchid
7. Cornstalk Plant
8. Fiddle Leaf Fig
9. Snake Plant
10. Peace Lily
I would monitor my pet’s behavior and the first sign of symptoms, take them to the nearest vet and keep a sample of the plant to show the vet.
The ideal remedy would be to ensure that your plants are a safe distance from your fur baby’s reach, so look into installing some shelving or place your plants on high pedestals for an all-round happy home.
“As is imitation to flattery, so is a landscape designer to nature. Being an avid user of the Mediterranean palette, whether it be plants, colours or textures, my mythical paintbrush is dipped in regions and I paint in themes.”
MARK MAC HATTIE
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