Toxic house plants to avoid for your dog

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.

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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