DOES YOUR YARD CONTAIN PET HAZARDS?

Do you have a pet that likes to graze and get into things it shouldn’t? If you do, you may want to look at what you have growing in your yard.

Toxicity of plants varies depending on the species of animal exposed, the species of plant eaten and the part of the plant and the quantity that was eaten. If you suspect your pet has eaten anything you think may be toxic DO NOT wait for symptoms to develop, seek advice immediately from your veterinarian, Animal Poison Control 888-426-4435 or the Pet Poison Helpline 800-213-6680 (fees may apply). Symptoms of poisoning include mouth irritation, vomiting, diarrhea, drooling, decreased appetite, seizures or tremors, weakness or lethargy, excessive thirst, black or tarry stool, increased heart rate, collapse, infrequent urination and labored breathing.

 


Here is a list of toxic plants commonly grown in Seattle yards:

 

 

 

WARNING!

 

It isn’t just plants that can be toxic around the garden. The greatest proportion of calls to the the Animal Poison Control Center from Washington State concern fertilizer poisoning. To be safe, ensure all chemicals, organic and inorganic, are kept out of reach from pets (and children). This includes all fertilizers, soil additives, pesticides, baits. Also - Compost heaps or food debris containers host  many different types of plant and decomposing elements that are not a good mix for an inquisitive hound
 

For a more comprehensive list of toxic plants go to:

https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/toxic-and-non-toxic-plants

These are not exhaustive list – so if you have concerns, please do your own research to ensure that you, your children and your pets are safe in your garden.

 

 

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Please reload

Featured Posts

I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!

Please reload

Recent Posts

October 13, 2016

September 30, 2016

September 1, 2016

July 1, 2016

Please reload

Archive
Please reload

Search By Tags

I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!

Please reload

Follow Us
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Google+ Basic Square