Spring Flowers can be dangerous to pets?
Spring has finally arrived, but some of those beautiful flowers in bloom could pose serious health risks if ingested by curious pets. Log-in to the Members’ area and visit the Pet Health Resources section of the template gallery to download a list of spring health hazards. This Pet Safety Tip download can also be customized with your company information to share as a client leave behind.
Know your plants
There are many popular plants that are toxic to dogs. Plants like aloe, ivy, azalea/rhododendron, begonia, daffodils, lilies of the valley, tomatoes and gladiolas can all be harmful if ingested. The ASPCA has a list of plants that are toxic for dogs. And read our article on Toxic foods for dogs: fruits, vegetables and nuts to know what vegetables and fruits to keep your dog away from.
While it’s not practical to remove every plant in your yard, you should remove the most dangerous ones, especially if you have a puppy. You also will need to train puppies to stay away from certain plants through positive re-enforcement training and by deterring them by sprinkling plants with cayenne pepper or using a commercial non-toxic repellent.