No matter what type of pet you may have, chances are that they are a close member of the family. It’s responsible pet ownership to do a little bit of research about proper care and feeding to keep him, or her safe and healthy. Plants are used to beautify our property and increase that “curb appeal”, but they can also be toxic. Common houseplants, found in many homes are toxic, poisonous, and dangerous to pets. Also, there are many found in your local garden centers that are sold for outdoor planting can be dangerous.
Not Just Your Garden Variety Hazard
Here is a list of outdoor plants that are common throughout the country. Outdoor cats, dogs in the backyard, out on walks (or even escapees) can be harmed if they are exposed to these plants. Yes, most of them need to be eaten, some can cause harm through licking, or sniffing. We want to help you learn about these plants so that you can do everything you can to protect your family pets as well as your neighbor’s.
Many people have these toxic plants in their house and don’t even realize it. That’s because they are sold in retail stores and garden shops without any warnings about the danger they can pose to pets. People often have plants at home and don’t even consider that they may be dangerous. There are many more in addition to the ones listed here, its up to you to do your research and find pet safe plants onlilne.
If you have any questions about toxic plants or other types of hazardous materials, contact your veterinarian right away! Pet insurance through C. Pina Insurance Agency can help you be prepared for the expense of urgent care, unexpected mishaps, or even preventative care. Call Craig Pina today at (508) 557-8224
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