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Protecting Your Pooch From Dangerous Plants

Skyview Landscapes - Friday, August 09, 2013

Summer is the perfect time to spend outdoors with your pets. They get both entertainment and exercise while playing outside. No matter the age of your dog, it’s crucial you protect them in your backyard. Here are certain plants you should avoid in your backyard:

Lilies and Pets

Lilies are very appealing, and can really amp up your landscaping. However, if you have a dog, you have to be careful about the placement of the lilies. Dogs that like to wander through the gardens are at risk. Lilies are poisonous to your pooch and have a negative effect on your dog’s health. They can cause issues with their kidneys and gastrointestinal issues. Even in small doses, it could kill your dog.

Morning Glories and Your Pets

Morning glories are another beautiful plant that could be harmful for your pup. If the plant or even the seeds are ingested, it could cause your dog to hallucinate. This could potentially be dangerous and cause your dog to injure itself.

Daffodils and Your Pet

Daffodils are another common plant in gardens. Unfortunately, these beauties are even harmful to dogs. These can cause your dog to have diarrhea and vomiting if ingested. Other serious health effects included heart problems and tremors. It’s important to keep in mind; the bulbs of these plants are also poisonous.

English Ivy and Pet Safety

English ivy is a plant that climbs, just like morning glories. This plant is hard for dogs to digest and can cause stomach pains. Consumption of this plant over time can cause your pet to go into a coma or even lead to death.

Rhubarb & Pet Protection

Although rhubarb is not poisonous to humans, it’s toxic to pets. Dogs that ingest this plant can have kidney problems, which could lead to kidney failure. If it’s ingested in large doses, it can result in death.

Although you may not think you have any dangers lurking in your yard, being aware of what plants can harm your pet can prevent your pooch from getting sick or even save its life. Ask us how to keep a pet-friendly yard. Call or email Skyview Landscape (518) 433-0293.
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