Pet Friendly Gardening This Spring

Spring has officially sprung, and if you are like us at Summeridge Animal Clinic we are sure that you are itching to get outside and do a little gardening. And like us, you probably have a furry friend or two that might be joining you.

Having a green thumb doesn’t mean that you need to trade in your pet’s safety, however. We have plenty of tips on pet friendly gardening so that everyone gets to enjoy the sunshine.

Pick Your Plants

When deciding what to plant in your garden, taking your pets into account is important. It is only natural for them to be curious about what you are growing, so be sure to consider that they may take a nibble at some point. 

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On Guard: Snooping Around the House Can Prevent a Pet Poisoning 

Responsible pet owners are incredibly invested in their pet’s health and wellness, maintaining preventive care, regulating diet and exercise, and enriching their pet’s daily lives.

However, even the most involved, vigilant pet owners can’t see all the potential risks in and around their pet’s environment. When it comes to preventing pet poisoning, the biggest threats may be hiding in plain sight.

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Why Pets and Essential Oils Just Don’t Mix

A cat sniffs an essential oil diffuser

The natural marketplace is booming – and for the most part, this is great for people’s health. But just because something is considered natural for us, it doesn’t mean that it’s safe for pets. Essential oils are just one example of natural products intended to help people with various issues (from stress to the common cold), but their purity is what can make certain oils dangerous to dogs, birds, and cats. 

If you have pets and essential oils at home, it’s critical to keep them apart.

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