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Are any of these poisonous to our Maltese27 emerald green

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Are any of these poisonous to our Maltese
27 emerald green Abra vitea five feet tall
3 sky pencils hollies four feet tall
15 two gallon carex
6 skip laurels six feet tall
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Kara replied 2 years ago.
Hello, my name is***** and I have over 20 years of experience as a veterinarian. I understand you are curious about some plants and their possible toxic effects for your pup. I will address them in order.1) Arborvitae - toxic, causes vomiting and diarrhea, and is irritating to the skin and mucous membranes2) Pencil Holly - toxic, causes vomiting and diarrhea3) Carex - ornamental grasses - considered nontoxic, but if eaten in enough quantity can lead to stomach upset.4) Skip laurel - I cannot find this one listed in particular but laurel plants are considered highly toxic.They contain Grayanotoxins which cause symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, depression, cardiovascular collapse, drooling, weakness, coma, low blood pressure, death. Ingestion of a few leaves can cause serious problems.Hopefully this information is helpful.Please let me know if you have any further questions.
Expert:  Dr. Kara replied 2 years ago.
Hello, I just wanted to make sure that you received the information you needed and didn't have any further questions. If you are all set please remember to rate my response so I get credit for my work, thank you, ***** *****