Many dog owners have a variety of plants around the home, both in the garden and often in the house itself.
Many plants can be harmful and a common plant, particularly in the summer, is the begonia.
So, are begonias safe or not?
Begonias are not safe for dogs, or, for that matter other pets. If your dog eats a begonia then he will experience a burning sensation in his mouth. He could also experience irritation of his throat which could result in breathing difficulties, drooling, vomiting, excessive panting and difficulty swallowing.
Are all begonia poisonous?
Yes, pretty much so. The flowers, leaves and particularly the bits under the soil are all poisonous to dogs and humans too.
What should I do if my dog eats begonias?
If your dog has eaten begonias then you should take him to the vet immediately.
The vet will be able to assess your dog’s condition and give him the necessary treatment.
In most cases, this will involve giving your dog a course of steroids to reduce the inflammation caused by the begonias.
If your dog is particularly unwell then he may need to be hospitalized for a few days.
So, in conclusion, begonias are not safe for dogs and if your dog does eat them then you should take him to the vet immediately.
It is also useful to know that these plants can be harmful to people, including children and the other pets in the house.
If you have begonias in your home or garden then keep them out of the way of your children and pets.
This article is for informational purposes only and is not meant to be used as medical advice.
If your dog has eaten begonias, or if you think he may have eaten them, then take him to the vet immediately.
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