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The worst plants you can have as a pet owner

As a responsible pet owner, you remove all the potential hazards that could affect your pet. You ensure the chocolate is hidden away, their water bowl is clean and full, their chew toys are safe and their food is nutritious.

But there are hidden dangers that you may not be aware of, including common plants that you might have inside the house or garden.

Here's a list of no-no's 

·        Azaleas: An extremely poisonous plant containing grayanotoxin. Only a small amount of leaves can cause severe irritation, vomiting, diarrhoea, drop in blood pressure as well as death in severe cases.
·        Tulips: Alkaloids contained in the bulb can cause pain, irritation in the mouth, excessive drooling, nausea and can also lead to heart arrhythmia.
·        Daffodils: Similar to Tulips, the alkaloids found in the bulb of Daffodils can cause vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal upset, seizures, and a potentially fatal drop in blood pressure.
·        Peace Lily: Common throughout households in Australia due to being low maintenance and a natural air purifier, the Peace Lily can cause significant irritation, excessive drooling, vomiting, and difficulty swallowing.
·        Sago Palm: An extremely toxic plant for dogs, the Sago Palm can cause vomiting with blood, bleeding disorders, liver failure, and death. The nuts that fall from the tree contain the highest toxicity.
·        Oleander: Although beautiful to look at, Oleanders are toxic to dogs and release fast-acting toxins that cause heart abnormalities, affect your dogs' coordination and balance, muscle tremors as well as vomiting and diarrhoea.

Before you head to your nearest gardening centre to bring your garden to life with colour, do some research first to ensure your selection is good for you and your pooch.