It’s tempting to use air fresheners to keep our homes smelling fresh to mask those pet odors, isn’t it? But, the bad news is that air fresheners are likely to do more harm than good to our pet’s sensitive range of senses.
Also, while we’re on the topic I discovered a lot of air fresheners are potentially toxic to use too! I’ve always heard speculation about this, but it wasn’t until I really delved into some research that I realized there are some potential risks.
The issue with air fresheners and this applies to all brands and types, is that they contain loads of synthetic and toxic ingredients. The worst of which, and these are particularly harmful to pets (cats) are called Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC).
It’s hard to say that they are toxic, seeing as their air fresheners are allowed to be sold and do go through government regulations and testing. Also, as this article explains, they have sold products with harmful ingredients before that they were forced to stop using.
If your pet manages to come into contact with the fluid, or worse still lick it, this can be potentially very serious. The good news is that there are a few solutions that don’t involve man-made sprays and deodorizers packed with harmful chemicals.
The toxic principle of these plants is very concentrated in the bulbs (versus the leaf or flower), and when ingested in large amounts, can result in severe clinical signs. The toxic principle of these plants is very concentrated in the bulbs (versus the leaf or flower), and when ingested in large amounts, can result in severe clinical signs.
), which are similar in appearance to day lilies, are extremely toxic to dogs and can cause kidney failure in less than two days. All the antioxidants, fiber and phytochemicals blueberries boast provide the same benefits for your dog's body that they give yours.
Fruits like apples, plums, peaches and apricots are safe for dogs but the seeds and pits can be toxic. Cloves and allspice both contain a compound called eugenol, which can cause liver toxicity in cats.
Some baked goods may also contain other toxic ingredients such as raisins, Capitol, macadamia nuts, or chocolate. There are button stages of mushrooms, which highly resemble truffles (which can give off some of the same Vows) which are not edible and will make you sick, and depending on where you are located, there are many which may not be 'poisonous', but are not good eating.
In moderation, it can also be a healthy treat for dogs, similar to other types of fruit, like strawberries and watermelon. If he has diarrhea or shows signs of an upset stomach, then pineapple might not be the fruit snack for him.
Are a feast for the eyes and nose, with their large clusters of showy, fragrant flowers. If your pets want to sample a taste of the bush as well, never fear -- the plants are not poisonous to animals and are not toxic to humans at all.
They contain a toxic component called tulipalin A and B which, if consumed, will cause vomiting, depression, diarrhea, and hypersalivation in your dog, cat, or horse. If your dog suffers from digestive issues, dandelion may be a great herb to consider.
Trees such as the American holly (Alex OPAC, hardy from USDA zones 5B through 9) are only mildly toxic, causing vomiting and diarrhea. The sago palm (CCAS Revolut, hardy from USDA zone 8B through 11) is deadly enough that only one or two seeds are enough to cause death in dogs.
Like tomatoes, raw potatoes contain solacing, a compound that is toxic to some dogs. The owners were hunting for morels, a non- toxic (and delicious) type of wild mushroom.
However, the consumption of some flowers and plants can cause reactions varying from a mild rash to death. Onions, garlic, chives, and leeks are part of the Gallium family and are poisonous to both dogs and cats.
Leeks are part of the Gallium family (which also includes onion, chives, and garlic) and are poisonous to dogs and cats. Toxic doses of leeks can cause oxidative damage to the red blood cells (making them more likely to rupture) and GI upset (e.g., nausea, drooling, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea).
Threat to pets: Although roses do not often cause serious poisoning beyond gastrointestinal upset, there is risk for trauma to the mouth and paws from the thorns. When ingested, pets can develop gastrointestinal issues like vomiting, a painful abdomen, and bloody diarrhea.
Frangipanis are widespread plants and mildly poisonous, ingesting leaves or flowers can irritate the digestive tract. When animals ingest whole flowers they can develop excessive salivation, vomiting, diarrhea.
A single cherry pit and stem often isn't enough to cause cyanide poisoning, but there's no reason to take the risk. They can also contain charcoal or sulfur and coloring agents, which are potentially dangerous heavy metals.
The Food and Drug Administration warns that turtles, just like lizards, frogs and snakes, commonly carry Salmonella bacteria on their skin and the surface of their shells. Dogs and cats may to acquire salmonellosis when ingesting contaminated water or food or by preying on infected animals.
Hawked : If he is eating a lot of the helicopter seeds, I would recommend watching him closely for GI upset or irritation or obstruction, such as lethargy, vomiting, lack of appetite. Fruits like apples, plums, peaches and apricots are safe for dogs but the seeds and pits can be toxic.
Grapes and raisins are known to be highly toxic to dogs, though research has yet to pinpoint exactly which substance in the fruit causes this reaction. Ingesting the fruit could potentially lead to acute (sudden) kidney failure in dogs.
While this flower is aesthetically pleasing to humans, it can cause toxicity symptoms in dogs if they ingest any part of it. While death is unlikely, severe gastrointestinal upset is a common side effect dog's experience.
Ingestion of sago palm plants can cause liver failure and death in dogs and cats. Dogs love the taste of almonds, particularly the flavored variety (jalapeño, barbecued, smoked, vanilla, cinnamon, etc.).
While not toxic, almonds are not easily digested can give your dog an upset stomach and create gastric intestinal distress. However, it's important to understand that while peanuts are safe to use in dog cookies and other treats, they are high in fat.
A high concentration of fat can cause an upset stomach, including diarrhea and vomiting. Feeding your pooch onions can make him seriously ill, whether they are raw, cooked, or in powdered form.
When ingested by animals, clinical signs of drooling, vomiting, weakness, in coordination and dilated pupils (cats) may be seen. Typically, when dogs and cats ingest yucca, it results in mild vomiting and diarrhea.
Cicadas generally leave no lasting damage (except possibly to young trees and shrubs). When ingested, they can potentially result in some stomachs upset in dogs and cats, as the exoskeleton may be difficult to digest.
Dogs have no problem eating flies, earthworms, crickets, spiders, grasshoppers and other insects, and for the most part a little extra protein won't hurt them. Green peppers are a human food that are safe for dogs to eat as long as they aren't getting too much.
Dermatitis: The juice, sap, or thorns of these plants may cause a skin rash or irritation. Ingestion of the bulb, plant or flower can cause severe vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and even possible cardiac arrhythmias or respiratory depression.
If you suspect your dog has ingested daffodils (particularly the bulbs), contact your veterinarian or Pet Poison Helpline for treatment recommendations. Once eaten by a pet, they can cause problems from drooling and stomach aches to potentially deadly damage to the nervous system, kidneys and liver.
A poll of 2,000 cat and dog owners for insurance firm More Than shows one in 12 pets has eaten poisonous plants or flowers. The Income and Clitocybe mushrooms contain a compound called mescaline that can be lethal to dogs.
However, dogs and cats that eat the bait can, and often do, vomit to remove the pesticide from their bodies. The toxic principle of these plants is very concentrated in the bulbs (versus the leaf or flower), and when ingested in large amounts, can result in severe clinical signs.
Many insects, birds, and mammals metabolize tannins with fewer ill effects than do humans. Species of acorn that contain large amounts of tannins are very bitter, astringent, and potentially irritating if eaten raw.
The onion family, whether dry, raw or cooked, is particularly toxic to dogs and can cause gastrointestinal irritation and red blood cell damage. When ingested by animals, clinical signs of drooling, vomiting, weakness, in coordination and dilated pupils (cats) may be seen.
Typically, when dogs and cats ingest yucca, it results in mild vomiting and diarrhea. If your dog has consumed the green parts of a tomato plant, watch him carefully for signs of romaine poisoning.
The pencil cactus, or Euphoria Mercalli, is toxic to humans, dogs, and cats worldwide and can cause serious intestinal and skin injury, according to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Confederate or star jasmine (Trachelospermum jasmines), found in USDA zones 8 through 11, is also non- toxic.
Also stay away from holly, juniper, nightshade, dogwood, poke, and mistletoe berries as well as bane berries; they can be toxic and their pits are a hazard. Although ingestion is generally not fatal, consuming several leaves or berries are likely to cause gastrointestinal distress, such as vomiting and diarrhea.
The small spikes present on each leaf often prevent your pet from ingesting large amounts, but they can also cause pain and swelling in the mouth area when chewed. Make sure your dog's overall diet has another source of omega-6 fatty acids before adding chia seeds.
The toxin can be found in all types of grapes, including seeded, seedless, organic, and those used for wine. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals does not list mountain ash berries as toxic for dogs.
Dogs that consume any plant material such as leaves, flowers, stems or berries, can suffer from gastrointestinal effects, however. A: Indian mock strawberry, Potential India, fruit is certainly edible but pretty tasteless in my experience.
Dogs are more prone to beech tree poisoning because they will also eat the husk of the beechnut where the strongest concentration of toxic compounds is found. Beechnuts are often consumed as a food, but unripe or raw nuts are toxic in large quantities.
This can cause vomiting, diarrhea, reduced blood oxygen, decreased heart rate, seizures, coma and even death. The orange blossoms are well-known for their scent and essential oils, and they are the state flower of Florida.
Orange poisoning in dogs is rarely fatal, and is only mildly toxic to your pet does unless he consumes a large amount. The flesh is very acidic but is not toxic like the rind, so give your veterinarian specific information; it will help her know how to advise you.
Humans and animals can suffer the same itchy fate when exposed skin makes contact with poison ivy, oak or sumac. Dogs on the other hand, have exposed skin on their tummy and the inside area of their back legs.
English walnuts can cause gastric intestinal upset (stomach ache) or even an obstruction in your dog's body. The stems, leaves, seed of some species contain cyanide, particularly toxic in the process of wilting.
Both the twigs and foliage of cherry trees can be fatal to dogs and cats if eaten, and in dogs, cats, and horses, brick red mucous membranes, dilated pupils, difficulty breathing, panting, and shock.