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Be aware of a plant that is most dangerous to pets like your sweet Chihuahua dog

This beauty should not be shared with your pets!
This beauty should not be shared with your pets!

Pets are very inquisitive beings and sometimes that is a good thing and sometmes not. They love to check out anything they come across indoors and out. Outdoors brings many beautiful things to tempt the curiosity, like greenery and plants with hidden dangers and toxicity. One such plant to be aware of is the Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta.) It is advisable that you contact your local Rockford-area veterinarian as listed below or one closest to your home for information on this an other plants dangerous to your pets.

Dogs spend a great deal more time outdoors when weather permits, like during pleasant spring and fall days and throughout the summer. As a pet owner, you want to ensure your home and yard is always pet-proof, and that includes the plants, flowers and greenery in your yard where your dog frequents. When checking what types of plants to include in your yard that could be toxic for your dog, be aware that the beautiful Sago Palm is one that can cause fatalities in a pet that ingests it.

The Sago Palm is predominantly seen in the tropics but can be seen as a lovely addtion to home landscapes in warm, sunny areas of the Southern United States. This plan is a very popular specimen used by many bonsai enthusiasts, especially with people in colder successfully plant it outdoors. The Sago Palm is amoung a group of Cycad palms that have toxic components if consumed.

A veterinary toxicologist recently stated that "Many people familiar with this plant's poisonous nature assume that the only poisonous portions are the seed, or nut from the female. However, all parts of these plants are toxic, whether male or female. Because pet parents and possibly veterinarians in northern regions of the country where these plants are becoming more popular may not be as familiar with the toxic effects of Cycad Palms, we feel that it is critical to get information out about their toxic potential."

If your pet were to nibble on a Sago Palm, it can potentially produce weakness, diarrhea, vomiting, seizures, live and kidney failure and more. It can become fatal for your dog (or cat) very quickly if not treated immediatly by your veterinarian. The best you can do is plan a safe non-tocix yard for your animals; prevention is always the best answer. For a list of non-toxic plants, please visit

Rockford area pet parents that are planning your pet-friendly vacation, much great useful information is available at this site - Pet Friendly Travel

If you are looking for wholesome, natural and homemade treats for your favorite canine best friend, Led foot’s Pet Bakery near the Rockford area is happy to meet your needs. Check out the website at Ledfoot Bakery. Contact Susan Weitzel at 815 784-6358, Ledfoot Bakery Contact.

If you are seeking Veterinary assistance in the Rockford area, you can check out one of these at - Rockford Vet Clinics, Bellwood Vet, Rockford Veterinarians, Perryville Veterinarian , Cat Veterinarians Specialists

For all your pets needs and accessories in the Rockford area, go to your local PETCO - 6305 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 229-0184 - Petco or your local PETSMART - 6320 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 397-7880 - Petsmart -Petland, (815) 332-4200 - Petland

For many of your pet essentials, visit your local Rockford-area CVS pharmacies. There are four convenient locations - 3134 11th Street, Rockford, IL 61109, (815)398-0048 - 110 S Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61108 - 3718 Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103, (815)877-9620 - 2454 S. Alpine Rd., Rockford, IL 61108, (815)399-5421 - CVS Pharmacy

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