Walking your dog can seem like a normal task that most pet owners enjoy everyday. But there are toxic plants to watch out for when taking your dog out for a stroll. Karen Barby, with the Green Haven Garden Centre in Lethbridge says there are also toxic house plants that you need to watch out for to protect your special pets.
“One is a Kalanchoe. A Kalanchoe is a flowering house plant. That is toxic. Dieffenbachia, we’ve always known about that one. That’s another one that’s toxic. It can get fairly large. Schefflera is called the umbrella tree. That one is also toxic as well. Peace Lily as well. Peace Lily is quite common for people wanting to have- it’s a shiny green leaf and a beautiful white flower on it. So, that’s another one. It does help if you’re buying a new house plant to do that research just to avoid that possibility.”
Barby says the Canadian Dog Walkers Association provides more pictures of the plants and details of symptoms your pet may have if they get into them.