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G.I. Diseases        Plants Poisonous to Pets
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Gastroenteritis is the second most common problem we face everyday.  It is just a fancy way to say “stomach and Bowel” Pain.  Pets may be nauseous, observed as drooling, vomiting, or just not eating.  They may also exhibit abdominal pain observed as groaning, crying out, diarrhea, constipation or straining with blood or
mucous present in their stool.

When treating your pets, we are always looking for a cause in order to treat successfully and prevent another episode. Fecal material helps to rule out parasites or bacteria, but we are cautious of diet changes, additional new treats, traveling to new areas, or exposure to new routines, people, or other animals.  Allergies to a food substance are actually quite common.  Usually it is a protein (beef, pork, chicken) or a carbohydrate source (rice, wheat, oat).  These pets may also exhibit skin irritation and itches or recurrent ear infections.  Sometimes the problem is seasonal and
may be associated with pollen.  Be ware of patterns! 

Water sources can be especially incriminating (i.e. ponds, birdbaths, rain water down spouts).  If you own a bird, also be aware of its fecal droppings or seed materials.  
Wild animals’ fecal material may be a factor with some dogs. 

We also consider foreign bodies like string, pieces of toys or clothing,
especially with cats or new puppies. 

Lastly, as pets’ age, we must consider metabolic conditions such as thyroid disease,
diabetes, liver problems and cancer.


Plants Poisonous to your Pets

Aloe Vera


Apple (seeds)

Apple Leaf Croton

Apricot (pit)

Asparagus Fern

Autumn Crocus


 Baby's Breath

Bird of Paradise

Branching Ivy


Buddhist Pine


Calla Lily

Castor Bean


Charming Dieffenbachia

Cherry (seeds and wilting leaves)

Chinese Evergreen




Corn Plant

Cornstalk Plant


Cuban Laurel

Cutleaf Philodendron




Devil's Ivy


Dracaena Palm

Dragon Tree

Dumb Cane

Easter Lily (especially cats)


Elephant Ears

Emerald Feather

English Ivy


Fiddle-leaf Fig

Florida Beauty


Fruit Salad Plant


German Ivy

Giant Dumb Cane

Glacier Ivy

Gold Dust Dracaena

Golden Pothos

Hahn's Self-Branching Ivy

Heartland Philodendron

Hurricane Plant

Indian Rubber Plant

Janet Craig Dracaena

Japanese Show Lily (especially cats)

Jerusalem Cherry


Lacy Tree Philodendron

Lily of the Valley

Madagascar Dragon Tree

Marble Queen


Mexican Breadfruit

Miniature Croton


Morning Glory

Mother-in-Law's Tongue

Peace Lily

Peach (wilting leaves and pits)

Pencil Cactus

Plumosa Fern

Poinsettia (low toxicity)

Poison Ivy

Poison Oak


Precatory Bean


Red Emerald

Red Princess

Red-Margined Dracaena


Ribbon Plant

Saddle Leaf Philodendron

Sago Palm

Satin Pothos


Silver Pothos

Spotted Dumb Cane

String of Pearls

Striped Dracaena

Sweetheart Ivy

Swiss Cheese Plant

Taro Vine

Tiger Lily (especially cats)

Tomato (stem and leaves)

Tree Philodendron

Tropic Snow Dieffenbachia

Weeping Fig


Precious Pets is an open and free environment.  We encourage the dogs to play and socialize together. During these activities it is possible that the dogs may sustain minor nicks, cuts, scrapes or abrasions. Also your dog’s stay it may come in contact with animal feces in the suite or the playground. If in “direct” contact with animal feces, it’s possible that some dogs may have a reaction to the parasite.   Even though every effort is made to insure that your dog eats the provided food or treats, it is possible to eat its’ roommates food.  Many dogs share the same water bowls.  The bowls are cleaned multiple times a day but there is still a chance that bacteria can be transferred through the water. Precious Pets is not responsible for kennel cough, diarrhea, fleas or ticks.  Nor are we responsible for any medical expenses.

Precious Pets Luxury Dog Resort
2845 Belcher Road, Dunedin, FL 34698  Phone: (727)  796-0788