Pet Poison Prevention

Pet Poison Prevention Week runs from March 17-23, 2019; and since spring is around the corner, it's time to discuss toxic plants and chemicals that are commonly found at home that can make pets very ill. 

Toxic Plants To Dogs and Cats

Gardeners are excited to dig into the ground; but before they do, keep in mind that  some plants can be toxic to dogs and cats. 

  1. Autumn Crocus
  2. Azalea
  3. Daffodil
  4. Dieffenbachia
  5. Tulip
  6. Kalanchoe
  7. Sago Palm
  8. Oleander

Toxic Chemicals to Avoid Using Around Pets

  1. Ammonia
  2. 2 Bleach (chlorine) 
  3. Phthalates
  4. Glycol Ethers
  5. Formaldehyde
  6. Dioxane
  7. Baking Soda Scrub

Summary For Inside the Home

Store away pill bottles as well as cleaning products and chemicals.

Summary For Outside the Home

Keep watch of pets as they play outside around flowers. If they sniff flowers, they can develop allergies, or even get a bee sting as another thing to worry about this season. Ticks will begin to appear on lawns and gardens in spring, too. 

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