How to protect Pets from poisonings
A pet in the home is not only joy and happiness, but also a great responsibility. Our smaller brethren are not always able to protect themselves from the dangers that lurk in their house. Appliances, appliances and even normal plants that you grow on windowsills or private land, can threaten the life and health of animals. Today we will tell, from what flora must be eliminated, if you decide to envy the cat or dog.
The castor-oil plant. This evergreen shrub can often be found in front gardens, however pretty and unpretentious, the castor bean is extremely hazardous to the health of animals and humans. The fact that all parts of the plant contain a protein called ricin – a poisonous substance that causes severe poisoning, leading to death. Curious Pets that gnaw the green stems and leaves, in the case of the castor bean may lead to irreparable consequences. If you grow the castor bean in your garden or have seen her around home, avoid contact of the animal with this toxic plant.
Caladium garden. Caladium garden common plant that is often used for decorating gardens. Beautiful bright leaves – the pride of tropical Caladium, but they are fraught with smertelnaya. Juice of the plant is poisonous and at hit in an organism causes suffocation.
Lily. If your house cat, the lilies in it. Beautiful flowers, unfortunately, are not as harmless as it may seem. Some varieties of lilies contain toxic to cats substances that cause kidney failure and lead to death of the animal.
Dieffenbachia. Dieffenbachia is a popular houseplant that is valued for its dense green foliage and unusual blossoms. However, not everyone knows that the juice of dieffenbachia causes burns and dermatitis and to treat it very carefully. Contact with this plant rarely causes death but can cause very unpleasant pain. For animals desire to eat the dieffenbachia can result damage to the mucous membrane of the larynx, so arrange the planters with planting should be in their reach.
Abrus prayer. Once of bright and smooth seed Abrus did the rosary prayer, for which the plant has received the popular name “setochniki”. Fruits contain Abrus abrin – the strongest poison, which causes damage to internal organs and dehydration. This plant is not grown for decorative purposes, but it occurs in nature and is cultivated in some countries. In addition, seeds Abrus sometimes used in jewelry: beautiful beads have a hard shell, but once chewed and deadly toxin will immediately make themselves known.
Larkspur. The genus delphinium or Larkspur has about 450 species of perennial wildflowers, of which our country found more than 100. The alkaloids found in these plants that can cause muscle tremors, respiratory paralysis, heart failure, and other dangerous symptoms, leading to death.
Digitalis. Although extraction from some cultivars of this plant are used for medicinal purposes for the treatment of heart failure in its raw form Foxglove is extremely toxic to humans, cats and dogs. Only 1.5 grams of dried leaves or 2 grams of fresh shoots can kill a person.
The Colchicum. Colchicum is an ornamental plant. Delicate flowers resembling crocuses noble, used to decorate gardens and flower beds. However, in spite of external fragility and beauty, Colchicum is not as harmless as it seems. The plant contains a toxin that causes symptoms similar to those manifestations that accompany arsenic poisoning. Bloody vomiting, bone marrow suppression, damage to many organs – the terrible consequences of accidental contact of Colchicum in the body of animals and humans.
White acacia. The tree, popularly known as the locust, actually is called “black lucasia”. It is an ornamental plant widely cultivated widely and actively. Different parts pseudoacacia are also listed contain toxic alkaloid robinin, which are especially numerous in the bark of a tree. Poisoning is accompanied by nausea, depression, weakness and can lead to kidney failure.
Tis. Yew – tree, whose parts are poisonous to humans and Pets. Bark, leaves and bright berries of yew contain the alkaloid Thaksin, which causes severe poisoning with violation of cardiac activity, leading to death.
To ensure your animals are protected from possible poisoning, don’t let them contact with poisonous plants. In the house and in nature is extremely important to be attentive to the flora of the surrounding of Pets, and to prevent accidental contact with the toxin in the body.