The House Counselor Answers: What Plants Are Poisonous to Pets?

Certain plants and flowers can be toxic to dogs and cats. Laurie March has information on which plants to keep and which ones are pet friendly.
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Hello pet and plant lovers! I’m back with another dog-friendly question and this one is very important. 

My neighbor's dog enjoying some fresh air! A lucky picture shot!

My neighbor's dog enjoying some fresh air! A lucky picture shot!

My neighbor's dog enjoying some fresh air! A lucky picture shot!

Elaine in Waverly, Ohio, wrote to say Laurieeeee! I’m a crazy dog lady with a green thumb! I can’t keep my pups from snacking on my plants when I’m not looking. I’m worried that certain plants might make them sick. Which plants should I get rid of and/or which ones can I keep?

Check out the video below to hear some of my advice.

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So if you want to be sure that your pets and your plants play nice together, check out this list from HGTV.com. The Humane Society also has a very handy printout listing poisonous plants. And the ASPCA has a fantastic database you can visit to find out which plants are toxic and non-toxic to a variety of animals. Take a look here

If you notice your dog eating grass and plants more than usual, it might be time for a trip to the vet. It can sometimes be a sign that they’re lacking something nutritionally or need medical attention.

Getting ready for summer Elvis (what else do you name a dog from Vegas) loves to swim.

Getting ready for summer Elvis (what else do you name a dog from Vegas) loves to swim.

Getting ready for summer Elvis (what else do you name a dog from Vegas) loves to swim.

We love our dogs, but since we can’t keep our eyes on them all time, it’s reassuring to know that we’ve done our research and their environment is safe. By choosing your houseplants carefully, you can be sure your furry friends are happy, healthy and, um, comfortable? Is that comfortable? 

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