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Toxins and poisons that can harm your dog with the onset of Spring and Summer

As the seasons change and your dogs spend more time outdoors, there are somethings to be aware of that can put your pet’s health at risk. To be fully prepared for these outdoor changes, it is important to have the poison center number handy and that of your local Rockford-area veterinarian’s contact information as listed below or one closest to your home.

Many hidden dangers of beauty are present where your dog roams outdoors!
Lilie loves to enjoy the great outdoors by the Quiet Revolution

As the weather changes, people are anxious to tend to the lawn, flower beds and gardens. In doing so, many toxic products are used that could cause illness and death to your dog. As you or your neighbors and friends prepare the yard with fertilizers and prevention of moles, slugs and other pests, be cautious in allowing your animals access to possible treated areas. Do not let your pet eat anything while outdoors and wipe the paws clean when returning back indoors. They like to lick their paws which could prove fatal if a toxin from the outdoors still exist on those feet.

The possible toxins may include lawn fertilizers, weed killers, insect repellents, slug bait and prevention, mouse and rat poisons and even a variety of plants that begin to sprout in the Spring and Summer season. Such plants to be aware of as dangerous if ingested by your pet includes:

  • Easter Lillies
  • Tulips
  • Hyacinths
  • Daffodils
  • Peace Lillies
  • Easter Cactus and Easter Lily Cactus
  • Easter Daisy
  • Easter Orchid
  • Crown of Thorns
  • Resurrection Lily

This is not an all-inclusive list of plants that could be harmful for your pets, so ensure that you research plants and flowers you place in your yard before doing so. It may not only be the plant itself but plant tubers and bulbs, if dug up by your pooch and ingested that can have fatal results for your pet. When placing a pet outdoors, it is important to monitor him or her or for more safety, confine your pet in a large enough fenced-in area that is free from all dangers and toxins. It is always better to be safe than sorry.

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