For most of us Chihuahua lovers, we forget about some of the common dangers that can lurk around the home. The holidays are approaching and it is suppose to be happy times, correct? Even though they are hectic, there is a lot of joy that goes along with the anticipation of Thanksgiving and Christmas. We plan and decorate, beginning with beautiful festive fall plants. Do we even think about the dangers of these plants to our precious unknowing pet family members? They have no idea as to the effects of these new decorations to them . . . their curiosity takes over.
Some of the plants we need to be aware of which may be beautiful but toxic to our pets are as follows:
· Christmas Cactus
· Thanksgiving Cactus
· Easter Cactus
· American and European Bittersweet
· Christmas Rose
· Jerusalem Cherry
· Autumn Crocus
· Christmas Palm
· Christmas Orchid
· Christmas Dagger Fern
· Mistletoe Cactus
· Burning Bush
Whenever you bring new plants into the home, or even before you do, investigate the dangers of that beautiful plant and the effects it may have on the lives of your precious pets. It is shameful to think that something so gorgeous can be so toxic on some of those you love.
To read further on the specific effects of these plants on our precious pets, read this article – http://www.petplace.com/dogs/fall-and-winter-holiday-plant-toxicity-in-dogs/page1.aspx?
This article may be geared to your dogs only but we all know the curiosity of cats. Be sure they are safe as well since it is impossible to keep things out of the reach of the critter that can jump anywhere in the home. Our pets rely on us for safety and happiness. Be an aware pet parent and carry out your responsible duties of keeping your pets in a safe and happy environment . . . their own home.
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