Monday, April 6, 2009

Spring Toxins Lurking - What to avoid for your pet

It's that time of year again and flowers are in bloom everywhere we look. With the enticing colors and wonderful aromas, many of us wish to create that atmosphere in our homes. Although adorning our tabletops with tulips, daffodils and lilies may look beautiful it can also pose a dangerous threat to our animals.

Just a few of the popular flowers this time of year that are also toxic to your pet include lilies, tulips, crocus and daffodils.

For a complete listing of Spring toxins to avoid for your pet visit the Pet Poison Helpline.

If you're a new pet owner, just like babies, you need to think about Poison Proofing your home. From toxic plants to cleaning supplies this site will help you be more prepared and better protect your pets health.

If you feel like your pet has been poisoned call your veterinarian right away. The Pet Poison Helpline is also available and is a 24 hour service available throughout North America for pet owners and veterinarians who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet. Make sure you have their number, 1-800-213-6680, written down in a handy place.

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