FOR PET – Poisonous Plants for Pets

The cold and dry weather has come and gone and April and May showers have brought the flowers back to life around your home. Spring and summer bring lots of patio dates and backyard fun, but with all the excitement be mindful of the different plants that have sprung up in and around your yard.

Many flowers and plants that you may have outdoors and even indoors can be toxic to your pet. Something as simple as ivy or a tulip can cause serious tummy issues for your dog or cat.

Some of these plants may look or smell like food to your pets and although not all pets go and eat the greenery, you should still be aware of what is growing in your yard.

Make sure that if you have plants inside that they are higher up and out of reach from any grabbing paws or hands (little ones often put anything in their mouth when they are still young).

Many symptoms from eating these plants may include vomiting, bloody stool, cardiac arrhythmias, excessive drooling, digestive issues, and much more.  If for any reason you think your pet has eaten a harmful plant call your vet right away. You can also print out our info graphic below for references as well as check out the site http://petpoisonhelp.wpengine.com/poisons/ for complete seasonal poison lists for pets.

It’s a great time to enjoy the outdoors with your pets and you should feel comfortable and safe leaving them roam around the yard. Getting ready to go pick out some plants to add to your home or in your yard? Save our info graph for a quick reference guide to some common poisonous plants that are often found indoors and outdoors.

Download the Poisonous Plant info graphic for a quick reminder of common yard and household plants toxic to your pet.

 

 

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