Springtime Pet Safety Tips

Chances are you and your pets are more than ready for warmer days as springtime arrives!

However, spring comes with its own set of potential risks for pets. Here’s what you should know about spring’s blooming pet hazards:

Dangerous delights

Several common springtime garden favorites can be very dangerous if ingested by curious pets:

  • Autumn crocus
  • Azalea
  • Lillies
  • Sago palm
  • Yew
  • Angel’s trumpet

Signs of plant toxicity include:

  • Excessive salivating
  • Racing pulse
  • Rapid breathing
  • Lethargy
  • Cold extremities

Achoo! It’s allergy season, too

Seasonal sniffles aren’t just for humans—our pets experience allergies just like we do.

Pollen and other irritants can be very uncomfortable for pets. If your dog or cat is showing signs, contact your vet for advice.

Signs of seasonal allergies include:

  • Head shaking or ear scratching
  • Runny nose and watery eyes
  • Itching and chewing
  • Red lips, chin, or paws

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