Whether you live in a house with a garden, spend your vacations in one or just have indoor plants in the apartment, it is very likely that you have at least one of the following poisonous plants to dogs commonly found in Egypt in reach.
Not all dogs nibble or chew on plants, yet some do. Especially puppies find many things interesting to taste and nibble on and the unpleasant taste of those plants is unfortunately not enough to keep them away. Therefore, we recommend you keep those toxic plants out of reach as some of them can be fatal even in small doses and remove fallen leaves from withing range of your dog.
Here are poisonous plants commonly found in Egypt:
Dieffenbachia – also called Elephant Ear in Egypt
Sago Palm – also called Sycassia or Syacas in Egypt
Oleander – also called Dafla In Egypt
Ficus – come in different shapes and colors
Lantana – also called Omm Kalthoum in Egypt
Laburnum Anagyroides – also called Golden Chain or golden rain in Egypt
Yellow Datura – also called Angel Bells
Codiaeum variegatum – also called Croton
Pothos – also called Botus in Egypt
Dryopteris Filix-mas – also called Fern
Symptoms of plant poisoning can include but are not limited to vomiting, depression, diarrhea, abdominal pain, hyper-salivation, anorexia, tremors. If your dog ingested a poisonous plant take the following action to slow down the effect.
Mix activated charcoal (one tablet to 2 tsp water). Give one teaspoonful of the solution for each kg of body weight body weight then give 2 cups of water.
This helps to delay the absorption but very possibly will not stop it, so please take your dog to the nearest vet as soon as possible.
Read about the use of pesticides around your dog here.