Plants Can Kill Or Harm Your Pets – What’s in Your Yard?

Many of the most common plants can kill or harm your pet.  Which of these is in your yard?  Or, where your pets go?

If you notice any signs of poisoning in your pet or even suspect it, call the Pet Poison Hotline and get your pet to a vet immediately.

I keep this number in my kitchen (for any pet sitters) and in my phone.

For more information, go to – http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com.

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•     SAGO PALMS – “The fronds and the bark and the roots, all of it is toxic,” Wismer said. “Many pet owners don’t know that these can actually be toxic to their dogs and cats,” Dr. Tina Wismer, medical director of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ Animal Poison Control Center, told ABC News. “One or two seeds is enough to kill a dog, or even a child.”

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•     FIRESTICKS – Beware this plant can cause severe burns to skin or if ingested, make them very ill.

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•     LILIES – Lilies are well-known as a serious danger to cats, certain varieties are highly toxic to dogs as well. The peace lily, calla lily, amaryllis, lily of the valley, autumn crocus and the common houseplant, giant Dracaena or palm lily, are all deemed dangerous to dogs by the ASPCA.

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•     TIP…KILL WEEDS IN YOUR GARDEN WITHOUT USING DEADLY CHEMICALS AROUND YOUR PETS:

This was posted to Facebook, but it’s such a great use of a natural product, versus a harmful chemical one for pets who walk in your yard, wanted to share here too:

“Weeds in Paths?  Use Vinegar, Not Roundup.”

http://www.agardenforthehouse.com/2011/06/got-weeds-use-vinegar-not-roundup/

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