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Tue, Mar 16 | By Amy Lieberman | 36

Springtime is just around the corner, but the gentle season could prove to be not so kind to curious pets and unknowing pet owners. A host of risks present themselves to dogs, cats and other companion animals, and pet parents should be a… more ›

Springtime Pet Safety Tips: How Owners Can Avoid Risks of the Season
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Barbara B.
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Barbara B.
4 years ago

Great info and great reminder!

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di
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di
4 years ago

how easy we forget and it was nice to have a reminder, do not put out the chocolate smelling mulch. thanks for the reminders.

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Jillian
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Jillian
4 years ago

i didn't find the aspca toxicity link until after i had planted my garden - turned out, i had about 5-6 plants in there toxic to cats and about 3 that were toxic to dogs.

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Jillian
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Jillian
4 years ago

out of a garden w/maybe a dozen different plants.

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Moongoat
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Moongoat
4 years ago

Interesting, I didn't know that daffodils were poisonous for my animals. Good info!

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Barbara B.
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Barbara B.
4 years ago

Good info I did not know this! Good thing my dog has not had any problems but now I know what to look out for! Good Article!!!

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Josiesue02
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Josiesue02
4 years ago

I knew that some plants could be harmful to animals but never knew which ones so i just keep all flowers and plants away from my babies.

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Lisa B.
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Lisa B.
4 years ago

It is so important to know these things. The SPCA has a poison hotline you can call or read the website. Pesticides are the number one accidental poisoning of animals the site says. I learned the hard way when the vet put Otomite Plus directly into the cats ear canal. Only 2 drops on the outside of the ear canal and watched him squeeze the bottle. I am so upset. Poisoning is a horrible way to die for any creature. Know the signs so you can get the cat to the vet ASAP if it happens to you.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

good common sense is always the best way

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Bowne
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Bowne
4 years ago

Good tips. I wasn't aware that a Lily could be harmful to my cat. Now I know.

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Kris
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Kris
4 years ago

It seems there is always something new to learn.

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tina :.
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tina :.
4 years ago

good article... seems we have constant dangers to watch out for when it comes to our furry kids...

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Kris
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Kris
4 years ago

I agree. There is so much to know about.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

every holiday seems to bring its own dangers to our pets

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Jillian
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Jillian
4 years ago

that's so true. w/so many things that are toxic to animals who don't know not to eat them, how can anyone keep track?

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

i would look up a list for your specific pet and write it down.

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Peggy W.
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Peggy W.
4 years ago

Yup--that they do, Daryl. :)

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Kris
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Kris
4 years ago

Very true. We always have to be vigilant when it comes to things that can harm our pets.

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Denise L.
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Denise L.
4 years ago

All pet parents need to be aware of this!

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

we sure do and it is very important

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Jillian
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Jillian
4 years ago

before planting your garden, do an aspca poison control search so you don't have a toxic spread for neighborhood cats.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

jillian that is such good advice. so many only care about what they want

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Kris
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Kris
4 years ago

I agree with Daryl, excellent advice.

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Peggy W.
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Peggy W.
4 years ago

There are so many beautiful silk flower arrangements. Perhaps it would be moreprudent. I did buy Miss Sadie Pants a catnip plant and cat grass plant at Petco. :)

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

peggy you are so right some of thsoe silk flowers are just beautiful

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Jillian
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Jillian
4 years ago

...and easier. a little dusting won't kill an artificial flower! my orchids done for =(

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Michele Z.
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Michele Z.
4 years ago

It is a shame that some beautiful flowers/plants can be so deadly. ALL pet "parents" need to be cautious and always on the alert for potential hazards--inside and outside.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

mz as always right to the correct point

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

my birds would try to eat any plants. i had to take them out of the room for their own protection

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Michele Z.
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Michele Z.
4 years ago

Don't some birds place droppings on such plants??

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

mz they would be toppings not droppings. if they are on the top

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