Poisonous Plants for Small Pets
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Which plants are poisonous for your small pet?
During the summer, many small pets enjoy free run of the garden. However, not everything that is green is good to eat! Check your garden regularly for any potentially dangerous or poisonous plants before letting your small pet explore.
Plants to look out for:
Bracken, pheasant’s eye, wild garlic, mountain laurel, any bean plants, beechnuts, boxwood, ivy, foxglove, honeysuckle, poison ivy, meadow saffron, elderberries, cherry laurel, crocuses, lily of the valley, daffodils, oleander, larkspur, iris, sweet clover, belladonna and tulips.
Depending on the type, these can cause severe diarrhoea and, in the worst cases, cardiac arrest. Look out for initial symptoms of poisoning such as diarrhoea, blood in faeces, vomiting, convulsions and tremors. If any of these appear, take your pet to the vet immediately.
Further information on poisoning and its symptoms can be found on the RSPCA website under “Advice and Welfare”.
At the zooplus Small Pet Shop you will find everything you need to ensure the perfect small pet nutrition and care!
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