Poisonous indoor plants for Pets
In the natural habitat of plants and animals coexist peacefully. About plant protection nature care, providing them with thorns, spines, sharp smell, sharp leaves, poisonous juice, or fruit. Wild animals in the process of evolution had a kind of “knowledge”, instinct. From birth they feel the plant that can be eaten, what is medicine and what they deadly. For Pets this information is closed. The house owner they perceive as the safest environment, and the instinct of self-preservation is atrophied love and care of the owner. But this does not mean that you have to choose between your favorite plant and pet. Decorative flora just need to choose wisely and correctly place in his apartment. Specific information can be obtained from a veterinarian . who oversees your pet.
What can be dangerous ornamental plants for Pets
Plants animals perceive as an object for games or food. During contact with hazardous Pets can get mechanical damage, burns, intoxication.
Mechanical protection of plants
Cacti are considered the most harmless plants to animals. This statement is true if considered from the point of view of toxicity.However, the sharp needles can hurt the animal. The pain sometimes pulling quite difficult, in special cases you will need vetpomosch to remove deeply stuck in the needle. Two species of cactus, peyote pencil and chandelier, besides fatally poisonous to cats. Pandanus and some species of dracaena have prickly burrs all over the sheet and very acute tips. Although they are non-toxic, cuts heal quite long and painful. Nepenthes decorative recently won the hearts of fans of exotic houseplants. Special threat it is wavy parrots and small rodents, as they simply can “eat”.
Many representatives of flora, which in the wild are deadly to humans and animal, in the process of selection has largely lost its toxic properties and are rarely fatal even smaller ones. However, the harm they can cause irreparable.
Chemical burn of mucous, conjunctivitis and blindness, lesions of the larynx causes the juice of almost all plants of the family Araceae (monstera, philodendron, dieffenbachia, Anthurium, etc.). Euphorbiaceae (jatropha, Croton, Euphorbia) in addition provoke disorder of the nervous and digestive systems.
Paralysis and various pathologies of the internal organs develop as a result of contact with the amaryllidaceae and kalievye plants: ivy, fatsa, the clivia, Hippeastrum. For cardiovascular system the most dangerous metrovia (oleander, adenium), Ericaceae (rhododendrons), Araliaceae family (polyscias, header). A serious disease of the kidneys occurs as a result of contact of the juice of ficus, tsiperus, Gloriosa in the gastro-intestinal tract. Vomiting, drowsiness, lethargy can be observed in animals and birds after the Goodies are the fruits of Solanaceae: brovallii, solandri, capsicum.
How to help an animal
A caring owner will immediately notice the change in behavior of your pet. The cheerleaders have excessive tranquillity, and on the contrary – activity, trauma, rapid or slow breathing, convulsions, vomiting, and diarrhea. In severe cases it is better to issue a call to the veterinarian at the house . Before his arrival, try to determine contact with the plant was the reason for the attack. Then the doctor quickly find the antidote and begin the treatment.
- Before the arrival of specialist veterinary clinic provide first aid:
- Mechanical damage, remove a splinter, wash and disinfect the wound;
- If the animal had swallowed a piece of a plant, try to induce vomiting;
- Mucous and eye wash. In cases of poisoning will help to drink plenty of liquids.
- Veterinary clinic Ambulance advises:
- Check houseplants. Dangerous instances in place inaccessible to your pet;
In a pot of poisonous plants put the peel of an orange and a little red pepper – it will scare away curious beast;
To replenish the vitamins organize the vegetable garden for the animals. The most useful plants are wheat, thyme, thyme, barley, mint.