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  • Cane Toad
    Poisonous toads are spotted in Indian River County and surrounding areas.
    A gentleman notices his dog, an English Setter, not a pug was foaming at the mouth and shaking his head. He immediately rinsed his dog’s mouth out and proceeded to his vet’s office. In which the vet treated his English Setter for toad...
  • Pet Poison Helpline lists top 10 toxins that generated most calls for help
    Pet Poison Helpline lists top 10 toxins that generated most calls for help
    Each year, the Pet Poison Helplinecreates a list of household items that generated the most emergency calls from pet owners and veterinary professionals during the prior year.Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS, DABT, DABVT and associate director of veterinary...
  • Improve indoor air quality by avoiding these toxic chemicals
    Improve indoor air quality by avoiding these toxic chemicals
    Harmful chemicals are mass produced and perceived as effectivecleaning agents, despite the illusion of being safe, these chemicals can have serious health repercussions for humans, animals and the environment, inside and outside the home....
  • Coral snake
    Six Poisonous snakes of Merritt Island that could kill you
    A friend once told me that if you do not have your Floridian poisonous snakes memorized, then do not live in the state of Florida. Precautions must be taken if you come across a potentially deadly serpent. One bite could mean the end of your life...
  • How to get flame-retardant free mattress
    How to get a flame-retardant free mattress
    Flame retardant chemicals list below. Studies show a mattress pad or cover does not keep you safe from the poison flame retardant applied to your families mattress or furniture (see list below). According to the Federal Register 2006 Consumer...
  • Poison mattress what you need to know about flame retardant used
    Poison mattress what you need to know about flame retardant used
    Sleeping with danger. The government is making you sick by sleeping on a carcinogenic mattress. Flame retardant by law must be on every mattress, computers, furniture sold in the United States. Since 2007 consumers have been fighting this issue...
  • Top 5 most poisonous animals in the world
    Top 5 most poisonous animals in the world
    The top 5 most dangerous animals in the world could include lions, tigers, and great white sharks but this top 5 list consists of poisonous animals.
  • Three new species of primate with poisonous bite identified in Borneo
    Three new species of primates with poisonous bite identified in Borneo
    Three new species of slow loris (genus Nycticebus) have recently been identified, according to the BBC. The December 13 report, found at www.bbc.co.uk, says the newly classified primateshad originally been grouped with another species.University...
  • Red poinsettia
    The perils of poinsettias and other popular plants (Video)
    For some of us, winter décor would not be complete without a few poinsettias (Euphorbia spp.). Their large, bold bracts add color and elegance to our homes like no other. From the time they were introduced to the U.S. in the early 1800’s,...
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    Common foods that are toxic to canines part 2
    Before you decide to give your canine companion food from your own plate, think about the many chances of maybe poisoning your dog. Some may not know this already, but plenty of what we eat should not be given to your canine as it may be poisonous...
  • Poisonous Spider
    New poisonous spider in the United States, can thrive in the Northwest
    Add one more issue to the Northwest’s cold, dark, damp climate; a spider that thrives in these conditions. Not just any spider, but a very toxic and poisonous one.We thought the brown recluse was bad, let me introduce to the Two-Striped...
  • Mescal Bean flowers
    Shrubs with fragrant flowers - Mescal Bean
    One of the sweet fragrances wafting through the air in the spring in desert gardens comes from the purple flowers of the Mescal Bean shrub. Sophora secundiflora, commonly called Mescal Bean or Texas Mountain Laurel, begins to bloom in February and...
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    Sunday morning politics served with eggs
    My kids loved oatmeal to death. They refused to look at other alternatives for breakfast. As long as oatmeal was in the pantry, they ate it up. Then one day they couldn’t stand it. That, to me, seems to be the way the United States is...