Plants and Pets

Houseplants is not only a decoration for the home. They have a positive impact on human health overall. They balance, soothe, help to get rid of depression, melancholy, disease and give you confidence. Plants purify the air in your home, saturate it with oxygen, absorb harmful substances, while providing useful connections. They do an excellent job with the benefits of modern civilization, but also have a house with good energy.

Home indoor plants: the benefits and dangers in the house

Research and scientists have proved that home indoor plants 24 hours from the air removes 87% of toxins. To do this in the house 10 m2 you must have at least one plant.

Having studied the lessons of landscape design. your house, apartment or plot, can be designed independently based on the opportunities, convenience, and taste.

Air purifying plants:

Asparagus, monstera, Chlorophytum crested, dieffenbachia, Golden pothos pinnate, krasula tree.

Plants which ionize the air:

Pelargonium, monstera, ferns.

Plants which absorb harmful substances:

Aloe, Chlorophytum remove pathogens, formaldehyde and phenols.

Plants that kill pathogens:

Psidium, really, Myrtle,sanchezia.

Dieffenbachia destroy the pathogen Staphylococcus.

Lavender, mint, hyssop, sage will destroy the Klebsiella that causes sinusitis, meningitis, pneumonia and other diseases.

Long been proven by scientists that human health is negatively affected by the radiation of computers and household appliances, plastics, synthetic coatings, PVC Windows, furniture made of particleboard and chemicals in the house.

Home indoor plants filter, humidify and ionize the air in the house, the main thing is to make the right choice. But, unfortunately, not all plants are safe. There are many plants that are undesirable to put in the bedroom because at night they take oxygen from the air releasing carbon dioxide.

More seriously, you should approach the selection of indoor plants if you have Pets, as many plants are toxic. “Poisonous house plants” cause acute poisoning and can cause the animal irreparable harm.

Pets and plants: how to choose indoor plants if you have Pets

Plants vs. cats and dogs – unfortunately, it happens. If the house has Pets, then the choice of plants should be treated very carefully. Animals do not understand what plants not to eat .

Therefore, if there are plants in the house offered the slightest danger to your pet, they should be put out of the reach of the animal. The least dangerous for Pets cacti (except chandelier and pencil peloton), Coleus, Maranta tricolor, begonias, paranomia. All these plants can coexist with Pets. Even if the dog or cat will show interest and plant a leaf or other part of the plant taste, it will not bring harm to his health.

Well to create a lawn in the garden with his own hands. but animals do not harm the lawn, sometimes on the edges of the lawn to decompose the pieces of citrus peel or a bit of red pepper.

Dangerous plants for Pets:

Plants affecting the heart:

Azalea, oleander, katarantus, Helleborus, Kalanchoe, A. Mandeville, pink periwinkle, Allamanda, adenium, rhododendron.

Cause kidney failure:

To eating disorders lead:

The money plant, ivy, Hoya, aloe, primrose, Euphorbia.

The juice of the poinsettia is dangerous even for a person getting on the skin, it irritates even a single touch of the leaf causing a burn.

The juice of dieffenbachia which is fed to the eye causing conjunctivitis, usually with irreversible consequences. In animals chewing of this plant leads to disruption of the lungs.

Dracaena is a plant that causes loss of coordination. difficulty breathing, there is a weakness and pupils dilate.

Hydrangea contains cyanide. If such a plant enters the stomach, it can give complication on the kidneys heart and lungs, the animal will shiver. Irritate the skin and mucous membranes of animals: Croton, pelargonium, philodendron, alokaziya, Spathiphyllum and Golden pothos, jatropha.

Monstera – thin fibers of this plant, getting into the mouth, causing tongue swelling, burning, vomiting, may have difficulty in swallowing.

Why animals eat plants and how to help them in case of poisoning

“Pets and plants” may not always coexist peacefully, sometimes dogs and cats eat houseplants, trying to replenish the lack of vitamins. In addition to vitamins, using plant fibers animal wool is cleaned from your stomach, because when they clean themselves daily, a lot of hair enters the stomach. The plant helps to collect all the wool into a ball, and regurgitating it. This is especially true for Pets with long hair.

For cleansing of the stomach should be fed 1-2 teaspoons of vegetable oil, 2 times a month. Vegetable oil cleans the stomach of the animal.

The value of plants and flowers in the interior. of great importance, before planting, should be sure to understand.

To replenish the stock of vitamins, enough to plant grass for Pets, it is better suited to wheat or oats. These plants grow quickly and well add to the animal’s organism with the necessary vitamins. If the animal still tried poisonous houseplant . we should immediately provide first aid. It is impossible to prevent the spread of the poison through the body. For this you should inject with a syringe into the mouth warm the water a pale pink color with potassium permanganate. The amount of water depends on the size of the animal. Can soapy water or water with soda to 1 Cup water for 1 hour. spoon soda, the main cause is the animal vomiting. But if the poison has already started to act a long time ago, in the mouth of the inflammation, neutralize it with a mixture of vegetable oil, protein, and milk. This mixture pour the syringe in the mouth and do a cleansing enema. After that all should go to the vet with a piece of plant that tried pet.

Useful and safe plants for cats

Grass is a source of vitamins and fibre for animals. Knowing their favorite and useful plants, you can create a special garden for your pet. Here he can walk among the greenery and eat your favorite and useful pot.

Useful for cats plants:





Melissa – to prevent overdose;


Evening primrose;

Mint (field, water);

Valerian is dangerous in overdose;


From dry herbs you can do mouse and toys for Pets. Despite the fact that safe plants are much smaller than the threat, the choice is still there.

Safe plants for cats:

Timothy (arianet);



The grape room;


Maranta (prayer tree);

Begonia (all types);



Venus flytrap;

The Coleus.

Most cats love Catnip, and oat, wheat, barley and other cereals. For Pets, you can make a Paradise with their own hands. but their favorite plants are best placed in the background.

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