How to Keep Your Home Healthy and Pet-Friendly
Go room by room to see how you can keep your home safe for both you and your furry family members.
Backyard and Garden: At the Bulb of the Issue
One of the most common garden toxins hides underground. “Gardeners like to plant bulbs in the spring, especially tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths, and as a flower, these generally aren’t a problem. The onion skin paper of the bulb causes the problem,” Dr. Lee says. Oftentimes gardeners will dust bulbs with blood and bone marrow, which is a great natural fertilizer, but dangerous to dogs and cats. “The problem is it tastes really good and it smells really good, and then they will dig up the bulbs.” When a dog chews up a plant bulb, it can cause profuse vomiting and even heart arrhythmias.
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