toxic plants for dogs

november tips thanksgiving dinnerWith the holidays coming there are many things your pets can get into that can harm them! Turkey, candy, and even too much pumpkin can make your holidays a mess. Follow AGA’s tips and tricks this month to help with the all-too-rushed holiday season!

Toxic Plants!

There are many toxic plants that can hurt domestic dogs and cats. Some of them may be right in your backyard! Check out our list!

  • Aloe Vera
    Liliaceae
    Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses
    Toxic Principles: Saponins, anthraquinones
    Clinical Signs: Vomiting (not horses), lethargy, diarrhea. The gel is considered edible
  • Golden Bamboo, Fishpole Bamboo
    Gramineae
    Toxicity: Non-Toxic to Dogs, Non-Toxic to Cats, Non-Toxic to Horses
  • Branching Ivy, Glacier Ivy, Needlepoint Ivy, Sweetheart Ivy, English Ivy
    Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats
    Toxic Principles: Triterpenoid saponins (hederagenin)
    Clinical Signs: Vomiting, abdominal pain, hypersalivation, diarrhea. Foliage is more toxic than berries
  • Day Lilies (many varieties)
    Toxicity: Toxic to Cats Non-Toxic to Dogs
    Toxic Principles: Unknown
    Clinical Signs: Cats: Vomiting, inappetence, lethargy, kidney failure, death
  • Coontie Palm, Cardboard Palm, cycads and zamias
    Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses
    Toxic Principles: Cycasin
    Clinical Signs: Vomiting, melena, icterus, increased thirst, hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, bruising, coagulopathy, liver damage, liver failure, death

As you can see many of these plants can be in your garden or even in your house in decorative arrangements!

Check out the complete list on ASPCA.org – Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants!

Young Living “Essential Oils”

oils for pets

Did you know that not all oils are the same? Unlike store-bought brands, Young Living’s oils are 100% pure. Young Living owns farms and partners with select growers all over the world.  There are no pesticides or chemicals used on these farms… ever! Young Living is an open book… you can visit the farms at any time. In fact, Young Living WANTS you to visit! Pack your gardening gloves so you can jump in and help! 

Young Living also only uses the first distillation of plant material. Would you brew three pots of coffee from the same grounds and then mix them together? You definitely don’t want oils that have been produced that way either! You want the best for your family & Pets, right? Young Living holds themselves to the highest standard. So you’re getting THE BEST products.

Three Ways to Use Essential Oils

  • Aromatically: Crack open a bottle, and breathe it in. It can be that simple. Put a drop in your palm, rub your hands together, and cup your hands over your nose. Breathe deeply, and enjoy!
  • Topically: Put a couple of drops right on your skin, and rub it in. Don’t worry about being precise. Just get those oils on!
  • Internally: Put drops of Vitality oil into an empty vegetable capsule, a cup of tea, or a glass of water. You can even cook & bake with them! Try some Lemon Vitality in your yogurt or some Oregano Vitality in your next batch of spaghetti sauce! Delish!

When it comes to pets we have created a special Paw Balm that soothes and repairs cracked paws and noses! Simply rub into your pet’s paws when they feel dry! We will be selling the Paw Balm all month!

This November come in for our Totally Turkey Spa Package! Treat your pets to a Totally Turkey gift toy or Turkey themed pet cookie! While Supplies last!

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