Is your apartment home to a four-legged furry friend? In honor of the summertime, are you thinking about making your new apartment home to a new set of plants as well? If so, you should be aware of the kinds of plants that are toxic to your pets so you can avoid keeping them in your apartment. The Apartments of Wildewood are here to help with apartment pet safety too. For more information on some toxic plants for your pets that you should avoid having in your apartment, read on!
Our Own Pet Policy
Before we get into all the specifics of plants that are toxic to animals, here is our own pet policy in case you didn’t know what it was: “Pet owners have to provide current shot record for your pets, country registration, and a recent photograph. Please note that The Apartments of Wildewood has some strict policies regarding breeds allowed on the property and any weight restrictions. There is a $250.00 pet fee along with a $25.00 per month for pet rent.”
If you have a cat, you shouldn’t have lilies inside your apartment. Lilies are known for their fragrant bloom and soothing colors, but they present a serious danger to some animals. The lily plant is toxic to cats if ingested. Symptoms include lethargy, vomiting, lack of appetite, kidney failure, increased salivation, and death. If you receive a bouquet of flowers, make sure to remove any lilies you have.
Dumb Cane Plant
Dieffenbachia, or also known as Dumb Cane, can make your pets very sick if they ingest it. Signs of ingestion are increased salvation or swelling of the mouth, lips, tongue, or throat. This plant has the potential to be dangerous around young children too.
Elephant Ear Plant
Caladium, otherwise known as elephant ear, is made up of big, arrow-shaped leaves. This plant is found in both outdoor and indoor areas, so keep an eye out for it if you’re walking your dog around the community. It is toxic to animals too. Signs of ingestions are loss of appetite, oral pain, drooling, vomiting, pawing at the mouth, and trouble breathing. Keep your pets safe by keeping this plant outside your townhouse apartment.
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At The Apartments of Wildewood, located in beautiful in St. Mary’s Maryland, we offer homes with access to pools, an on-site gym, and maintenance whenever you need it – and have access to all the information you need to affordably rent an apartment in St. Mary’s. To set up an appointment to check out an apartment or townhouse rental from The Apartments at Wildewood, call us at 301.737.0737 or visit the website!