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Posted on 03-08-2017

Plants and Foods Toxic to Pets from Our Local Diamond Bar Veterinarian

Your Diamond Bar emergency vet treats several cases of pet poisoning every week and would like all pet owners to be aware of which foods and plants are toxic to cats and dogs. For example, most pet owners do not know that, when ingested, common household plants can make their pet very sick. Poisonous plants for dogs include aloe vera, asparagus ferns, Dieffenbachia (tropic snow) and Heartleaf philodendrons. Poisonous plants for cats are corn plants, caladium (elephant ear), lilies and jade plants. In fact, many of these plants are toxic to both dogs and cats and should be placed where your pet cannot reach them.

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Foods Toxic to Dogs and Cats

Your Diamond Bar veterinarian strongly urges pet owners not to give their pets any table scraps (other than small amounts of chicken or turkey), chocolate, chewing gum or bakery items. Walnuts, apple seeds, grapes, table salt, and raisins are also toxic to dogs and cats. Never allow your pet to consume alcoholic beverages.

Symptoms of Dog Poisoning

Vomiting repeatedly is the first sign your dog may have consumed something toxic. Other signs of dog poisoning include diarrhea, salivating/foaming at the mouth, shaking and weakness. In severe cases of food or plant poisoning, your dog may go into shock and lose consciousness. Getting your pet to an emergency vet in Diamond Bar as soon as possible is essential for receiving the proper dog poisoning treatment?

Symptoms of Cat Poisoning

Vomiting, difficulty breathing, tremors, diarrhea, and weakness are classic signs your cat may have eaten something toxic. Symptoms typically emerge within 30 minutes of ingesting poisonous plants or food. Treatment for both cat and dog poisoning consists of administering activated charcoal which binds toxins in your pet's GI tract to facilitate their elimination. Charcoal prevents poisonous substances from being absorbed by your pet's body.

Contact Our Chiropractor in Diamond Bar for More Information Today!

Your emergency veterinarian near Diamond Bar is always available to treat all types of pet emergencies. Contact us at (909) 861-5737 today. We serve residents of Diamond Bar, West Covina, Chino Hills, Glendora California and their surrounding areas.

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