OF PETS AND POISONOUS PLANTS

Spring has sprung, inspiring the gardener in many of us. It’s no surprise that many who love the earth also love and share their lives with dogs, cats and horses. So as you begin to plan your garden, take a minute to cross-reference your selections with the list of toxic plant species http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/poison-control/plants/)

Traditional landscape favorites like lamb’s ears, crocuses and holly can cause digestive upsets and worse. Did you know cherry pits contain cyanide and are toxic to cats, dogs and horses? Or that garlic can cause anemia? And don’t get me started on houseplants. Young pets are the most foolhardy, so stay tuned for my June Wagging column on raising gardens and pets, side by side.

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