Tuesday, April 8, 2014

National Pet First Aid Awareness Month

April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month. Do you have a pet first aid kit? Do you know what to do in case your pets are exposed to poisons? Is your home and yard pet proof? My clients will be receiving a free Pet Owner's Poison Prevention Guide put out by The Texas Poison Center Network that has helpful tips, guidelines on what to do if your pet is exposed to a poison, and a handy fold out reference poster of many plants that are toxic to pets.

Did you know...

  •  The Texas Poison Center Network handles pet calls 24/7 for FREE by calling 1-800-222-1222

  • Poisonous plants are found in many homes and should be put out of reach of pets and children

  • Some things can be safe for humans, but deadly for animals

Also known as a Sago Palm, all parts of these plants are deadly for pets with the berries/nuts being the most toxic. I know someone whose dog died from eating the berries/nuts. Keep these and other poisonous plants away from pets. It's not worth the risk.