Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii) is non-toxic to dogs and can be safely grown in homes with pets, with care.
Feeding and Caring For a Live or Cut Christmas Tree
A fresh Christmas tree is one of the highlights of decorating the home during the festive season. With so much time and money invested in purchasing and decorating a Christmas tree, it’s important to keep it as happy and healthy as possible so that it stays in tip top shape.
Fresh Christmas trees may be chopped down, or live in their pot, and the care is similar for both types of trees.
Is Mistletoe Toxic to Dogs?
Mistletoe (American and European) is toxic to dogs. The toxic properties are viscumin and lectins – (V. album), and toxalbumin, pharatoxin, viscumin – (P. serotinum), which can cause gastrointestinal upset, low blood pressure and low heart rate. What is mistletoe? Botanical name Phoradendron serotinum (North American) and Viscum album (European) Common names Mistletoe, English mistletoe, … Read more
Christmas Plants and Their Toxicity to Dogs
Christmas plants and pets
During the Christmas period, many homes are decorated with plants. Knowing which ones are safe and which ones are potentially dangerous can save pet owners an emergency trip to the veterinarian. This list includes some of the most common Christmas plants and includes the toxic properties.
Although many of the plants are labelled non-toxic, ingestion of large amounts of any plant matter can cause gastrointestinal upset.
Is White Spruce (Picea glauca) Toxic to Dogs?
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Is white spruce toxic to dogs?
White spruce (Picea glauca) is non-toxic to dogs and is safe to keep in homes with pets as long as precautions are taken. Large ingestions of white spruce needles can cause gastrointestinal upset.
Is Serbian Spruce Toxic to Dogs?
Serbian spruce (Picea omorika) is non-toxic to dogs and is safe to keep in homes with pets as long as precautions are taken.
Is Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) Toxic to Dogs?
What is Douglas fir? Safety Are Christmas trees toxic to dogs?
Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) is non-toxic to dogs and is safe to keep in homes with pets with care.
Is Holly Toxic to Dogs?
Holly is toxic to dogs. The toxic principle is saponins which can cause gastrointestinal disturbances (vomiting, diarrhea) when ingested.
Is Norway Spruce (Picea abies) Toxic to Dogs?
Norway spruce (Picea abies) is non-toxic to dogs, and is safe to keep as a Christmas tree or ornamental plant in the garden. However, precautions must be taken to keep dogs (and cats) safe.
Is Nordmann Fir (Abies nordmanniana) Toxic to Dogs?
What is Nordmann fir Toxicity Safety Are Christmas trees toxic to dogs?
Nordman fir (Abies nordmanniana) is non-btoxic to dogs and is safe to keep in homes with pets, with care.