Dave talks with veterinarian Sharon Drellich about plants that pose hazards for your pets.
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David: This week in growingwisdom.com will be talking little bit of the indoor house plants and of course depending on the of time year you maybe spending time inside and that there is house inside for a friend here right? And we want to talk to talk Dr.Drellich today we are going to talk her about some of the hazard inside with some of the house plants. Some of the pets which may go for somebody plants.
Dr.Drellich: Right, one of the biggest concerns that we have if we start in the spring for instance is Easter Lilies they are extremely toxic to cats and to any animals but it seems to be cats that is like to nibble on the leaves. Cats will go in to irreversible kidney failure if they nibble on Ester Lilies leaves or flowers and they are not treated immediately.
In the style was obvious that they are that sick right away so people do not even think to get into the vet until maybe is two or three days later and the cats to late unprepared. Many other plants just cause a General Gastroenteritis and make your dog or cat vomit or just go food off for a bed.
Poinsettia definitely cause of gastroenteritis most of this plants do not get to any sort of real toxic level because the pet will chew on it. The taste puts them off and then they stop and they may vomit they may salivate or they may develop sore and ulcers in their mouth. And that they needs to be address manipulate. But, usually there is not any major long term problem.
David: Certain times the year we are using outside products to melt the snow and things like that any hazards with the salt on their pads and things like that?
Dr.Drellich: Absolutely the salts in their pads can be irritating to the pads themselves and then when go to look their feet to clean them it will also irritate their mouth in there mucous membrane. So that is definitely a concern and so their feet should be wash off when they come in.
David: There are products out there that are okay for pets to melt the snow that you know of them.
Dr.Drellich: The main thing that some people used that would fit my category is to use Kitty Litter not so much to melt the snow but to give you attraction and I would say that probably we are not talking about clumping kitty litter but they old fashion kind that really is you know a little bit suit of that.
David: Well, thank you very much.
Dr.Drellich: Thank you.
David: Well certainly some more tips for your pets here at growingwisdom.com remember Easter Lilies particularly toxic to cats. Come every week for all of our tips here at growingwisdom.com.