|It’s the time of year that I enjoy being outside and I was wondering are there things in the yard or garden that can harm my pets?|
Spending time outdoors can be fun for owners and pets. However, there are some things owners should be on the lookout for in the yard, in the garden and in the chemicals you use outdoors.
Several flowers can cause a variety of disorders in pets:
Plants that can be problematic include:
Shrubs to watch out for are:
Acorn and mulberry trees can cause both kidney and gastrointestinal problems for your pets.
Mushrooms, if ingested, can cause problems in the central nervous system, gastrointestinal tract, or in the liver.
Animals that pose a threat to pets include toads (affects the heart) and black widow spiders (affects the central nervous system). Snakes are especially dangerous as they can affect your pet’s blood, central nervous system, gastrointestinal tract, heart, kidney and liver.
In the garden, these hazards lurk:
There are several chemicals pet owners should avoid using or keep their pets away from areas chemically treated including: