These common plants can be toxic to dogs

Recently in the news was the story of two bears that had mysteriously died. As it turns out the bears had consumed some shrub leaves that are toxic to bears.

What plants do we innocuously believe are safe to have around dogs that may cause them harm.

As it turns out, the ASPCA has put together a surprisingly long list of indoor and indoor plants that may cause poisoning if ingested.

The complete list can be found here.

The list is not meant to be exhaustive and underscores the importance of having an emergency poison control numbers available in case of emergency.

There are a number of hotlines available, at different costs, but the ASPCA 24-hour emergency poison hotline can be reached at 1-888-426-4435.

The Pet Poison Helpline is available 24 hours per day and 1-855-764-7661. 

For day to day peace of mind, consider having a Pet First Aid kit, such as this one by the AKC, available.

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