Dog poisoning can have many causes. One of them is poison bait, against which dog owners can hardly do anything to prevent. But the dangers of poisoning in dogs are mostly within their own four walls: If the dog accidentally consumes human medication or certain foods such as chocolate, this can have fatal consequences for the animal. Plants are also a common cause of poisoning in dogs. But no matter whether they grow in the house, in the garden or in nature: Here the dog owner can prevent poisoning by informing himself exactly, removing poisonous plants from his household and being careful when walking.
In order for the dog to be helped in the event of poisoning, it is important to recognize the symptoms quickly. Depending on the amount and type of poison, they occur within a few hours – rarely within a few days. According to the Federal Veterinary Association, symptoms of poisoning in dogs can be:
Vomiting in dogs can be a symptom of poisoning. © mumemories-stock.adobe.com
Dog owners should urgently refrain from using house plants that are poisonous for dogs. These include the following plants:
Many popular houseplants are poisonous to dogs. © Stock.adobe.com/New Africa
Many garden plants are also poisonous to dogs:
Even small amounts of blue monkshood can cause death in dogs. © LianeM-stock.adobe.com
Many plants that are poisonous for dogs also grow in nature. When walking, you should pay attention to the following plants:
Warning: This list includes many, but not all, plants that are poisonous to dogs. If you are getting a plant that you are not sure whether it is toxic to your dog, do your research beforehand!
The Herkulesstade is extremely poisonous for dogs. © lichtbildmaster-stock.adobe.com
If your dog is showing symptoms of poisoning or you have been able to see them eat a poisonous plant, don’t hesitate and see a veterinarian as soon as possible. Because the sooner the dog is treated, the more likely it is that it will get well again. If you know which plant the dog has eaten, take it with you to the vet.
First aid for poisoning by plants:
The charcoal tablet binds the poison in the dog’s intestines so that it cannot get into the circulation. You should always have a charcoal tablet handy and clarify with your veterinarian how much you should give your dog in an emergency.
Attention! You should not do the following in the event of poisoning: