WEIRD BUT TRUE

FACTS BROUGHT TO YOU FROM K9 CREW

Some things are good, even if they don’t always look that way.
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“This big banana slug visited us for a few days. We saw him while we were camping in the Northern California Redwood Forest during our 2003 summer roadtrip,” Shelley tells us.
As the world’s second largest slug, a Banana Slug can grow up to 12 inches (26 centimeters) and is found in moist forest floors along the Pacific Coast of North America from California to Alaska. Slugs feast upon a variety of leaves, animal droppings and other dead plant material and recycle it into soil.

Preferring dark and moist areas, Banana Slugs use their tentacles to detect lightness and darkness. These slimy helpers to nature spread seeds and spores just by eating. Good things are often found in ugly packages.

Did you know that dogs can die from eating chocolate? 

There are many hidden dangers found in a house or  garage, that can hurt and even kill pets.

SOME HOUSEHOLD ITEMS TOXIC TO MOST ANIMALS:

Antifreeze Fabric softener sheets Prescriptions (human drugs)
Avocados

Fuel (gas, oil, kerosene)

Potpourri oils
Bathroom cleaners Grapes Raisins
Batteries Furniture polish Rat Bait
Chocolate Laundry bleach Roach & Ant Bait
Coffee Grounds

Mothballs

Rust Remover
Dishwashing detergent Oven cleaners Snail Bait
Drain Cleaners Play dough

Varnish/Paint Removers

Some hidden dangers are also found in the garden.

SOME TOXIC GARDEN PLANTS:

Amaryllis Euonymus Lily-of-the-Valley
Azalea Foxglove

Narcissus (paper whites)

Broom (Cystitis) Honeysuckle

Oleander

Caladium Hyacinth Philodendron
Crown of Thorns Hydrangea Poinsettia
Daffodils Iris Sago Palm
Dumb cane Jonquil Skunk Cabbage
English Holly Larkspur Wisteria
English Ivy Laurel Yew

If you think your pet ate any of these, watch your pet carefully for any adverse or bad reactions.  Some Symptoms of Toxic Poisoning (Pesticides, Herbicides, etc.):

            Listlessness, Depression, Loss of Appetite

            Gastro-intestinal upset - foaming from the mouth, vomiting, diarrhea

            Nervousness, Tremors, Dizziness, Convulsions

            Increased heart and respiratory rate and rhythm

Alert your veterinarian that your pet may have been poisoned.  Try to identify the specific poison so that antidotes can be found.

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