Beware of the Blooms – Advice from Twin Valley Vets

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It’s time to plant those gardens, but did you know…

Beware of the Blooms

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Common plants that we all have in our gardens can be toxics to both dogs and cats. This list is the top 24 that are toxic. Symptoms vary depending on the plant that has been ingested as well as the amount. Symptoms are vomiting, diarrhea, drooling, low blood pressure, weakness, loss of appetite, coma, kidney failure, depression of the central nervous system, and death. This doesn’t mean to stop planting, just be aware.

Summer time can be hot

When your dog is in conditions of extreme heat, the only way they can cool themselves is to either pant or release small amounts of heat through their paws. Just a small increase of 3 degrees results in cell death and organ failure.
Watch the humidity, animals pant to evaporate moisture from their lungs, which takes heat away from their body. If the humidity is too high they are unable to cool themselves.

Limit exercise on hot days or go in the early morning or late afternoon.

Provide shade and water, you can also add ice cubes to their water. Buy a kiddie pool, cooling mat or give your pet a cool bath. Signs of heat stroke: heavy panting, glazed eyes, excessive thirst, lethargy, rapid heartbeat, difficulty breathing, fever, dizziness, vomiting, seizure, and or deep red or purple tongue.


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