Are Poinsettias Poisonous to Cats and Dogs? 

Cats and pets got some poinsettia pain. Consuming poinsettia sap diterpenoid euphorbol esters can cause stomach ache. Drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, and severe skin irritation can ensue from pet poinsettia toxicity.  

Poinsettias aren't very dangerous and usually only cause mild symptoms, but if you have dogs in your home, you need to be extra careful:  

On high shelves or mantels, place poinsettia plants out of reach of pets. Avoid placing them on the floor or low tables where pets may eat the leaves or stems.  

1. Keep Poinsettias Out of Reach

If your pets are curious or like to eat plants, watch them. If you see drooling or vomiting from poinsettia ingestion, see a vet.  

2. Monitor Your Pets

Some pets like plants more than others. Protect curious or plant-chewing pets from poinsettias and other hazardous plants.  

3. Know Your Pet's Behavior

Consider artificial poinsettia arrangements for pet safety. Artificial plants are safe for pets and may decorate your home with holiday spirit.  

4. Consider Artificial Poinsettias

Poinsettias and other hazardous plants can be dangerous, so educate your family, particularly children. Promote pet ownership and indoor plant safety.  

5. Educate Family Members

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