Featured Article: Dangers in Spring Flowers & Plants

Screen Shot 2016-04-06 at 9.32.52 PMApril is National Gardening Month!  We are all so excited to see some color out in the world as we welcome a new season.  With that said, there are some common plants and flowers that can pose a danger to your pet.   Here is a quick list so you can keep an eye on them as you are walking, as you bring a little bit of outside in, or as you take a trip out to the country.  Some of these might surprise you!

Tulip
Ingestion can result in intense vomiting, depression, diarrhea, hyper salivation, drooling and lack of appetite.
Hyacinth
Ingestion can result in intense vomiting, diarrhea, depression and tremors.
Daffodil
Ingestion can result in severe gastrointestinal illness, convulsions, seizures, low blood pressure and tremors.
Calla Lily
Ingestion can result in ulcers in the mouth, vomiting and diarrhea.
Easter Cactus
Ingestion can result in vomiting, diarrhea and depression. Cats can also develop staggering.
Crown of Thorns
Ingestion results in vomiting and diarrhea.
Azalea
Ingestion results in vomiting, diarrhea, hyper salivation, weakness, coma, hypertension, CNS depression, cardiovascular collapse and death.
Crocus
Excessive salivation, abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, gastrointestinal disorders, lack of appetite, tremors, convulsions, seizures
Easter Lily – Cats Only
Vomiting, lethargy, and kidney failure.

If your pet ingests any of these, call the Poison Control Hotline:
(888) 426-4435

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