Posted by: My Personal Vet | February 4, 2010

Pet-Safe Gardening Tips

With spring just around the corner, we’re sure many of you are anxious to get your green thumbs out of hibernation and back into the garden!

Before planting your garden this spring, make sure you refer to this list of plants that can be poisonous to cats and dogs created by the ASPCA.

They have also published a list of plants that are not toxic to our pets which can be found here.

And be aware of other common backyard items that can be hazardous to your furry friends:

  • Compost Piles
  • Fertilizers and Weed-Killers
  • Mushrooms
  • Snail and Slug Bait
  • Rat/Mouse Poison
  • Bulbs
  • Cocoa Mulch

Should your pets ingest any of these things or if you’re ever unsure, always call your local emergency veterinary hospital immediately


Animal Poison Control Center: (888)426-4435      (a $65 consultation fee may be charged)

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