Tag: plants

Renee DiPietro, CVT, Permitted Wildlife Rehabilitation, Plant Lover Veterinary Information Specialist   Pet owners worry about keeping houseplants in their homes due to the toxic potential of many plant species. As animal lovers many of us are drawn to the natural world and to plant life specifically for the many benefits to our home environment…

Sharon Billings, CVT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist Do you have travel plans for a summer vacation? Do those plans include a brief stop or a long stay at someone else’s home? Are you considering bringing your four-legged family member along? Most likely, your own home has been “pet-proofed” for a long time (congratulations!) but if…

By Candi Amundson, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist at Pet Poison Helpline As we see spring coming close to an end we will be welcoming summer soon! Here are some quick spring/summer time refreshers about flowers, fertilizers, insecticides, pesticides, and cleaning products that can cause risk when exposed. Flowers Plants like Iris, Dogwood, Lilacs, Geraniums, Poppies,…

By Charlotte Flint, DVM Staff Veterinarian at Pet Poison Helpline Christmas is a busy time of year for us at Pet Poison Helpline!  Of course, we receive many calls about pets eating chocolate and other treats, but we also answer many questions about the toxicity of the festive plants used to decorate the home and…

How to keep your feline friend safe in 2013 Sometimes it seems like cats can defy the laws of physics. They have a keen sense of balance and nearly always land squarely on their feet, which contributes to the “nine lives” myth. But cats also have a keen sense of curiosity, which can lead them…