Pet-Safe Houseplants: Do They Really Exist?

A cat and a houseplant.

Many pets carry on their daily lives without disrupting household plants, but that doesn’t mean that toxic plants have a place inside the home. Pets might completely ignore a poisonous plant for years, until a combination of boredom, curiosity, or hunger propels them to investigate. Indeed, all it takes is one spontaneous sample to upend an otherwise normal day. Luckily, there are many pet-safe house plants to choose from.

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Pet Friendly Gardening This Spring

A slender white dog in the outdoors

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 

A white dog in front of a bed

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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