Veterinarian dr jyoti jain shares: Your guide to pet friendly plants

The pandemic has made a lot of people become plant parents. Adding greens to the home benefits a person in a lot of ways like calming a person down or by purifying air. But when a house is home to furry legged friends then one has to be really careful. There are plants whose one bite can give your four-legged friend tremors, seizures or worse. There are times when the toxicity is in the leaves while there are times it’s hidden inside the seeds or the bulbs.
Things to remember before going for plant shopping

The trend of filling our houses with different plants is on but there are certain things which a person should keep in mind too. Veterinarian Dr Jyoti Jain shares, “Plants which have thorns in them should be avoided be it a show plant or a flower-bearing one. These can be fatal for them and lead to a number of diseases. If at all you want to buy something then remember to buy the ones which can be grown in those areas which are not accessible to your tail-wagging companion. Maybe those plants which can be hanged somewhere.”
Plant-based problems

Dr Jyoti Jain further shares the problems which a pet can get if it drinks water from a plant vase or munches on a leaf or a flower.

-Itching

-Swelling

-Diarrhea

-Allergy

-Seizures

-Vomiting

-Lethargy

-Lack of appetite

-Death

Good plants for pets

-Hibiscus

-Marigolds

-Sage

-Thyme

-Baby tears

-Spider plant

Bad plants for pets

-Dahlia

-Daisy

-Aloe Vera

-Lilly bulbs

-Tulip bulbs

-Mint

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