I took the puppies to my parents' house last weekend to let them run around the backyard.
The pups started chowing down on this plant. They could not get enough of it. It was hilarious.
Hilarious ... until we got home and the pups started vomiting. A lot.
A frantic phone call to my dad to find out the name of the plant and a frenzied google search later, I found this website.
I searched for the plant name (iris) and read that the worst symptom the pups could have was vomiting and/or diarrhoea. Considering that some plants can cause seizures or coma or kidney failure or death (eep!) it was like winning the fucking lottery.
I feel so stupid. I watched my pups eating the plant and didn't stop them. The situation was completely avoidable but because of my stupidity, my pups suffered through an afternoon of gastrointestinal distress.
The pups recovered 100% by the next morning but my anxiety level remains high. I can't watch my pups all the time or control every single thing that goes in their mouth, but I have learnt my lesson. If we ever manage to get out of our condo and into a house, I will be tearing up every plant on our property and replacing it with puppy-friendly foliage.