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Ensuring a safe oasis for your furry friends

March 9th, 2022 by  Jordan Ocampo in Features

Our pets mean the world to us, and to our pets we are the same, so when we make big
changes in our homes, those are big changes for them too. They trust that whatever we do will be
safe for them because like small children, dogs can be a little too curious with what they can and
can’t eat. Dogs lead with their noses so anything that smells good enough to eat may go right
down the hatch. Luckily, we’re here to help you learn how to create a safe but flourishing
environment for you and your pets.

Now, whether it’s a cat or a dog you have as your companion it’s important to know that
both might go to nibble on the plants and grass in your backyard to help with digestive issues or
to induce vomiting to get rid of something in their system that’s not agreeing with them.
Although this isn’t a bad thing or abnormal it can become dangerous if they get ahold of
something poisonous or if your plants are covered in unsafe chemicals.

Here is a short list of some popular plants in El Paso that you may want to reconsider or
keep in safe/restricted area.

  • Oleanders
  • Eucalyptus
  • Red Bird of Paradise
  • Mums

Learning which plants can be harmful to your pets is one of the top ways to prevent
anything from going wrong. In each individual city you can contact your vet to ask about what
plants in your area you should avoid, or you can check out the ASPCA site to search up whether
the plant you have in mind could be potentially dangerous.

Click here to visit the ASPCA website and read more about poisonous plants.