Monday, November 26, 2012

Holiday Poinsettias and Pets:

There is an interesting article by Dr. John Eustis of Orchard Veterinary Hospital (in South Burlington VT) appearing in the holiday issue of “4 Legs & a Tail” magazine.

In this article John lists the various risks that the holidays can pose for our four legged friends. Among them is some information on seasonal plant material.

“The first thing most people think of is the poinsettia plant. For over one hundred years this flower has been alleged to be toxic to animals. Surprisingly, it’s not true. Ingestion of poinsettias can cause mild to moderate GI upset and diarrhea, but is not the deadly toxin that most people think it is.”

So enjoy the holiday season … poinsettia plants included!

Posted by Mary

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