Are Indoor Plants Safe for Pets?

Close-up of an orange tabby cat sniffing a houseplant.

Accenting your home’s décor with houseplants is a wonderful way to bring the beauty of the outdoors in. Plus, plants provide clean air, a touch of brilliant green, and can be found in sizes to fit almost any space. 

But if you have pets—particularly the curious kind who love to sample the local “cuisine”—you’ll want to be mindful of the plants you pick and where you place them.

Before you head to the nearest hothouse, check out these pet safety tips from the experts at Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates to help you be aware of plants that are poisonous to pets.

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A Closer Look at New Year’s Pet Safety

New Year's pet safety.

Due to the prevalence of holiday-related pet emergencies, a significant emphasis must be placed on prevention. The weeks between Halloween and Valentine’s Day are full of potential hazards to our pets, and incidents peak around New Year’s Eve. It’s not just the food, drinks, noise, and weather, but the combination of all potential dangers can result in terrible consequences. On a night that’s supposed to be celebratory and hopeful, keep pet safety measures in focus.

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What Could Be Better Than Festive Pet Treats?

Pet safe holiday treats.

Inclusivity is at the core of our holiday traditions, but to uphold our pet’s health and safety, we have to exclude them from certain things. For example, a big family dinner brimming with fatty goodness simply isn’t good for our pets. Many pet owners respond to this by offering a plate of pet-safe foods, like bite size lean meat, steamed veggies, and delicious fruit before or during the family meal. But what to do about dessert? Festive pet treats are designed to include your furry friend while keeping them safe and healthy. 

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