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April Showers Bring May Flowers

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Spring is in the air. Pretty flowers are in bloom and gardening season is here. This is an exciting time as colors begin to populate our gardens. It is also an important time to educate ourselves to know what spring flowers and plants can be potentially harmful to our furry friends. Here is a listing of spring plants to can be dangerous to our pets. Keep this list of plants handy so you can keep your pets safe.
  • Iris
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Morning Glory
  • Oleander
  • Rhododendron
  • Sago Palm
  • Tiger Lily
  • Tulip
  • Foxglove
  • Azalea
  • Bittersweet Caladium
  • Clematis
  • Crocus
  • Day Lily
  • Death Camas
  • Easter Lily
  • Ferns
  • Hyacinth
In addition to flowers, there may be other dangers lurking in your garden. Be aware of fertilizers. While many are not highly toxic (often resulting in some gastrointestinal irritation when consumed), some fertilizers can be fatal without treatment. Here are a few ingredients that are unsafe for your pets.
  • Blood meal
  • Bone Meal
  • Rose and plant fertilizers
  • Pesticides/Insecticides
  • Iron
The best thing any pet owner can do is to be educated on the household toxins (both inside the house and out in the garden!) – that way you make sure how to pet proof your house appropriately. Make sure to keep all these products in labeled, tightly-sealed containers out of your pet’s reach. When in doubt, please feel free to call Pet Poison Helpline at 1-800-213-6680 with any questions or concerns.

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