Spring is here and that means you might let your dog wander around your yard for long periods of time. It's generally healthy for dogs to be outside but dangers lurk in what you may think are harmless plants. It turns out that some common plants are poisonous for pets. Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences offers a helpful database of "Poisonous Plants Affecting Dogs," categorized as follows:
- House plants
- Flower garden plants
- Vegetable garden plants
- Plants found in swamps or moist areas
- Plants found in fields
- Trees and shrubs
- Plants found in wooded areas
- Ornamental plants.
Did you know, for example, that the common outdoor garden plants bleeding heart, iris and lily-of-the-valley are all poisonous?
Check out this valuable database here: http://poisonousplants.ansci.cornell.edu/dogs/index.html?