With various dangers lurking in corners and cabinets, our kitchen and backyards can be a minefield of poisons for our pets, especially with the Easter season (plants) and planned egg hunts just around the corner. The ASPCA Animal Poison
Control Center handles thousands of cases every year involving
pets exposed to toxic substances, many of which involve everyday
household products. Don’t leave it up to Fido or Fluffy to keep
themselves safe from the Easter festivities and consider keeping them away from your annual Easter Egg Hunt…those plastic eggs filled with Chocolate are an accident waiting to happen!
While fruits are a healthy choice for adults, it is not necessarily true for the four legged members of our families, depending upon the fruit. According to recent studies, grapes and raisins top the list of
the ten most common plants that poison pets.
The top ten list includes:
1. Grapes and Raisins
3. Marijuana (…you don't say?)
4. Lily (..mind those Easter Lilies!)
7. Sage Palm
8. Macadamia Nuts
10. Hydrangea (another popular Easter plant)
For more information on keeping your pet safe from harmful foods, plants and the surprising danger of common household substances, visit the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
If your resident Fido or Fluffy absolutely must sink their teeth into a fruit or vegetable, may we suggest a Muttropolis Squeaky Carrot Patch Pal (above)
for their enjoyment…..