Veterinarians at the UC-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine have compiled a list of the plants most responsible for pet owner calls to their veterinary hospital about possible plant poisoning. These plants can be toxic to all or some companion animal species. The level of toxicity can vary by how much of the plant--and which part … Continue reading The 12 Most Common Plants that are Toxic to Pets
The list of plants that are toxic to dogs, cats, and other pets can be quite long. The Poinsettia, a common Christmas season houseplant, has a reputation for being toxic to pets, especially cats. While another popular holiday houseplant—the Easter lily—is extremely dangerous to cats, does the Poinsettia have the same risks? The Pet Poison … Continue reading Are Poinsettias Toxic to Pets?
An important animal awareness holiday happens in March: Pet Poison Prevention Month. The ASPCA urges pet owners to be mindful of the following common pet poison hazards: Household cleaning products Pesticides (insect and rodent) Certain people foods Automotive products (like antifreeze) Medicines (human and pet, Rx and OTC) House and yard plants Certain flea and … Continue reading March is Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month
Veterinarians around the country are warning dog owners about the hazards of exposing your dog to bodies of standing water that have algae containing a poisonous bacterium known as cyanobacteria. Toxic blue-green algae was responsible for the deaths of several dogs in the US and Canada this summer. Veterinarians report that the algae itself is … Continue reading Keeping Your Dog Safe from Toxic Blue-Green Algae
The folks at the rover.com website have created a very useful new list of poisonous plants for dog and cat owners. The list includes photographs of each plant to help in identification, as well as the plant’s common name and scientific name. You can find plants that are toxic to dogs and/or cats, as well … Continue reading New Poisonous Plants List for Pet Owners