Some foods can be dangerous and toxic to our pets. While table scraps aren't a good idea to a point in most situations, be extra cautious that your pet doesn't eat any of the following:
Alcohol, Avocado, Bones, Caffeine, Chocolate, Citrus, Coconut/Coconut Oil, Coffee, Eggs, Garlic, Grapes/Raisins, Macadamia Nuts, Milk/Dairy, Nuts, Onions/Chives, Raw/Undercooked Meats, Salt/Salty Snack Foods, Xylitol, Yeast Dough.
Some plants and flowers can be poisonous to our furry friends! Here is a list of the
Top 100 most poisonous plants and flowers:
Arum Lily, Autum Crocus, Australian Flame Tree, Avocado, Azalea Baneberry, Bird of Paradise, Bishop's Weed, Black Laurel, Black Locust, Bleeding Heart, Bloodroot, Bluebonnet, Blue-Green Algae, Boxwood, Bracken Fern, Buckthorn, Bulb Flowers, Bracken Fern, Buckthorn, Bulb Flowers, Burdock, Cacao, Camel Bush, Caladium, Calla Lilly, Cardianl Flower, Chalice, Cherry Tree, Chinaberry Tree, Clematis, Cocklebur, Coffee, Coral Plant, Coriander, Dieffenbachia, Elderberry, Elephant Ear (Taro), Eucalyptus, Euonymus, Flase Hellebore, Flame Tree, Felt Plant, Firethorn, Four O'Clock, Foxglove,Glottidium, Golden Chain, Ground Chreey, Heaths, Heliotrope, Hemlock, Henbane, Holly, Honeysuckle, Jasmine, Jimsonweed, Lantana, Larkspur, Lily Of The Valley, Easter Lily, Lupine, Marijuana, Mandrake, Mexician Poppy, Milkweed, Vetch, Yellow Jasmine, Mistleteo, Mock Orange, Minkshood, Moonseed, Morning Glory, Mountain Laurel, Mushrooms, Nightshades, Oak, Oleander, Periwinkle, Philodendron, Pisweed, Poinciana, Poinsettia, Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Pokeweed, Potato Shoots, Privet, Pyricantha, Rain Tree, Ranunculus (Buttercup), Rape, Red Maple, Snowdrop, Spurges, Sweet Pea, Tansy, Tobacco, Wisteria, Yews.
Pet Poison Helpline 1-855-764-7661 (Fee may apply)
ASPCA Animal Poison Controll Center 1-800-426-4435 (fee may apply)
Pet First Aid & CPR Training
Every pet parent wants to be able to help their pet immediately in any distress. Knowing the basics of pet first aid and CPR can be a valuable skill to being prepared in many different situations.
If you visit PetTech's website, you'll find information on upcoming classes in your areas. The closest classes are offered in Roseville, with the next set starting April 17, 2016. There is also a class starting on February 28, 2016, in San Jose.
Has your pet had a smelly encounter with a skunk??
- 1 quart 3% hydrogen peroxide
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 1 teaspoon liquid dish soap (Dawn works well)
After mixing the contents completely, sponge mixture onto the coat of your pet (be cautious to keep out of your pets eyes, nose and mouth) and let sit for 5 minutes. Rinse well with warm water.