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Festive plants that are toxic for dogs

Causes irritation of the mouth, gastrointestinal upset (vomiting and diarrhea) drooling. and diarrhoea. It may also cause excessive head-shaking if consumed in large quantities.

Even small quantities can cause gastrointestinal irritation, and vomiting and abdominal pain. Serious effects include an abnormal heart rate, low blood pressure and lack of coordination.

Sap from the leaves contains a chemical which can cause nausea, vomiting, drooling and diarrhoea. If you are worried your dog has eaten the plant, go to your local vet for advice.

If pine needles are chewed by small animals, the oils released can cause irritations and stomach upset.

IVY (Hedera Species)
Can cause severe skin irritation if pets come into direct contact with Ivy. If eaten it can also cause stomach upsets.

If eaten, causes severe gastrointestinal upsets (such as vomiting and abdominal pain), loss of appetite, lethargy and tremors.

If waten, even in very small quantities, causes severe gastrointestinal damage, which may lead to kidney failure.

toxins located in all parts of the Laurel shrub (including Bay leaves which are of the Laurel family)  cause vomiting, abdominal pain, too-low blood pressure, and in extreme cases, muscle weakness and even seizures.

Be watchful if you and your dog go near these on a winter walk.
If eaten they cause symptoms from stomach pain and vomiting to loss of coordination or muscle spasms. They contain toxins in their stems and leaves, with the highest concentration in the bulb.

If eaten, all parts of the tree including leaves and berries cause vomiting, weakness, breathing difficulties and in critical cases, life threatening change in heart rate and blood pressure.
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