Top Ten Poisonous Plants for Dogs

Many plants are poisonous to dogs, but only a few are truly dangerous.  According to the Association for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, these are the top ten most poisonous plants for dogs.
Grapes — Grape toxicity used to be thought of as an urban legend, but new research shows that dogs really are poisoned by grapes and raisins.  In…

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Top Ten Pet Toxins for 2015

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) runs a pet poison hotline.  Every year during National Poison Prevention week (March 16-22) it releases a list of the top ten toxins reported to its poison control center.  Most of these are common items around the home that we do not think of when considering the safety of…

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Toad Poisoning in Dogs

Who would imagine a creature like a toad could kill a dog?  After all, toads are beneficial in the garden because of the insects they eat.  Unfortunately, if your dog tries to eat the toad, that might be his last act.
Two toads are responsible for canine deaths in the United States.  These are the Colorado River Toad (Bufo alvarius) and…

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