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BRIEF: Please elaborate on degrees of poisonous plants.


QUESTION:
Please elaborate regarding the term "poisonous" as used in your list. What parts of these plants are poisons? There must be degrees. If my puppy (who chews everything he sees) chews any of these plants will he die?

ANSWER:

Of COURSE, there are degrees of "poisonous"! Not everything that is poisonous will kill you...some things will only make you very sick. Same thing with animals. If you want your puppy to be happy and healthy, it is best to give it healthy things to chew on. Don't let him chew on plants, especially if you know they are on the poisonous list or you don't know what they are. Some of these plants require a large amount to be ingested before any effects are seen, but we are not going to try to tell you exactly how much is going to give your puppy diarrhea and how much is going to kill it. We simply try to show you what the plants look like so you can keep your animals away from them. If your pup chews a plant, then acts sick, get him to the vet and tell him what the plant was.