Other Backyard Dangers For Pets

Take a look around your backyard and in your shed, you’ll find a number of other dangers that can be harmful to your pet, says Dr Shayne Thomas, emergency veterinarian at the Animal Referral Hospital.

Besides Brunfelsia, a number of other plants are toxic to pets, such as Liliums (in cats), Wandering Jew and Daffodils, plus others from the veggie garden, including mushrooms and the tomato and potato plant. The orange seeds from Palm trees are also potentially toxic, causing vomiting and liver failure, adds Dr Thomas.

“Be careful where you store and use rat baits, snail pellets, insecticides and fertilisers, such as blood and bone, which can cause vomiting, diarrhoea and severe pancreatitis, ” she says. “It’s amazing how often the door gets accidentally left open and the dog goes fossicking.”

For more information or media interviews:

Troy James, General Manager

Animal Referral Hospital

E. t.james@arhvets.com

W 02 9199 8983

M 0410 647 974


Image Source: By Archenzo - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=329999


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