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Dog Poisoned by the Diffuser
Saturday night I got home late and my dog didn't recognize me. Being a nanny I thought I woke him up and he was having a night terror. Sunday, he was still acting weird. I realized that I had been running my new diffuser and decided to turn it off. Sunday afternoon, he was feeling better.
Today at work, my dog sitter said that he wouldn't come out from under the bed. It was very odd as he is a happy dog.
I came from work early and again, he was very confused about who I was.
So I took him to emergency vet.
It turns out that the tea tree oil I was using in the diffuser is toxic for dogs. Thankfully the test showed that his liver was ok but we weren't out of the woods yet. He was given fluids under his skin to get the toxins out.
The vet and the poison control are saying that they see these cases often now that the popularity of essential oil is growing.
Please make sure that the essential oils you are burning are not toxic for your pets.
Here is a list of essential oils not to use if you have a dog at home
Anise (Pimpinella anisum)
Bitter Almond (Prunus dulcis)
Boldo (Peumus boldus)
Calamus (Acorus calamus)
Camphor (Cinnamomum camphora)
Cassia (Cassia fistula)
Chenopodium (Chenopodium album)
Cloves (Syzygium aromaticum)
Garlic (Allium sativum)
Goosefoot (Chenopodium murale)
Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana)
Hyssop (Hyssopus sp. with the exception of Decumbens)
Juniper (Juniperus sp. with the exception of Juniper Berry)
Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)
Mustard (Brassica juncea)
Oregano (Origanum vulgare)
Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium)
Red or White Thyme
Rue (Ruta graveolens)
Santolina (Santolina chamaecyparissus)
Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)
Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)
Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)
Terebinth (Pistacia palaestina)
Thuja (Thuja occidentalis)
Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
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DANGEROUS AND HAZARDOUS PLANTS
by TheDogPlace.org Staff
Veterinary toxicologist's warning, photos, descriptions of common landscaping and indoor plants dangerous to children and pets, plus Poison Control hotline phone number.
You would never allow a three-year old child unsupervised access to the yard or garden but it's not uncommon for dogs, particularly puppies, to be poisoned by plants in your own yard! Veterinary toxicologist Dr. Safdar Khan warns that many plants "have the potential to cause serious, even fatal systemic effects when ingested.” The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (phone number below) lists the five most potentially dangerous plants to pets. TheDogPlace.org has added photos to help you recognize potentially toxic plants. We suggest you print this page and save it in your pet's records folder or notebook so you can find it if you ever suspect your dog has been poisoned.
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* LILIES, rank number one in dangerous plant can volume at the APCC, and are highly toxic to cats. Says Khan, “It is clear that even with ingestions of very small amounts, severe kidney damage could result.” An owner in Pennsylvania lost her cat to kidney failure from ingesting only a small portion of an Easter lily. Lilies are beautiful but dangerous plants!Peace Lily (right) can cause mouth ulcers, vomiting and diarrhea.
* AZALEAS, indigenous to many eastern and western states and commonly used in landscaping, contain substances that can produce vomiting, drooling, diarrhea, weakness, and central nervous system depression. Severe cases could lead to death from cardiovascular collapse. Enjoy the colorful hardy Azalea but limit use to restricted areas.
* Frequently used as an ornamental plant, OLEANDER contains toxic components that can cause irritation of the gastrointestinal tract, hypothermia, and potentially severe cardiac problems. The stunning white flowers belie this plant's toxicity. It may be best for front yards where children and pets do not play.
* Also a popular ornamental plant, SAGO PALM, can potentially produce vomiting, diarrhea, depression, seizures, liver failure, and even death. One pit bull terrier in Florida became ill and subsequently died from liver failure after chewing on the leaves and base of a sago palm in his yard. Bull Terriers like to walk under the leaves (Bullies are funny that way) and although the trance-like behavior is not to be confused with a toxic reaction, they are best discouraged.
* Although all parts of the CASTOR BEAN plant are dangerous, the seeds contain the highest concentration of toxins. Ingestion can produce significant abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, and weakness; in severe cases, dehydration, tremors, seizures, and even death could result.
If you suspect that your pet may have consumed one of these dangerous plants or any other potentially toxic substance - contact your veterinarian or in an emergency call 1-800-222-1222 the National Poison Control Center who will automatically connect you to their free service in your state. Depending on who answers, you may get quick, basic information for animal poisoning and it is 24-7.
Other Toxic Plants, Fruits & Vegetable Parts print this page
Apple Leaf Croton
Avacado (fruit & pit)
Bird of Paradise
Cherry -seeds & wilting leaves
Easter Lily (especially in cats!!!!)
Florida Beauty Foxglove
Fruit Salad Plant
Giant Dumb Cane
Gold Dust Dracaena
Golden PothosHahn's self-Branching Ivy
Indian Rubber Plant
Janet Craig Dracaena
Japanese Show Lily (especially cats !!!)
Lacy Tree Philodendron
Lily of the Valley
Madagascar Dragon Tree
Mother-in Law's Tongue
Oriental Lily (especially cats)
Peach (wilting leaves & pits)
Poinsettia (low toxicity)
Saddle Leaf Philodendron
Spotted Dumb Cane
String of Pearls
Swiss Cheese Plant
Tiger Lily (especially cats!!!)
Tomato Plant (green fruit, stem & leaves)
Tropic Snow Dieffenbachia
Weeping Fig Yew
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