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Holiday Foods, Plants and Your Grey's Safety
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Holiday Foods, Plants and Your Grey's Safety

With the Holiday Season just around the corner, I thought it best to re-post information on toxic plants and foods to our greyhounds. Decorations and holiday treats will abound, and can present toxicity issues to our greyhounds.

Please be extremely careful of what your greyhound may decide to nibble on when outside on walks, as well as when unattended in your house. There are many toxic plants growing outside....hidden perhaps among some shrubbery or behind the shed. And those wonderful inside plants that bring beauty to your home as well as cleaning the inside air are also toxic.

The ASPCA lists almost 400 plants that are toxic to dogs. GreyTalk lists just over 350. So there is a lot of danger out there.

And plants are not the only danger - trash left on the grass or dropped from a overhead bird can be toxic. And then there are dangers withing the home - alcohol, caffeine, chocolate, candy, antifreeze, cat food, tobacco, grapes/raisins, garlic, onions, nuts, cleaning products - are but a few.

Greyhounds have extremely fine-tuned bodies. Toxins have an immediate effect on a greyhound's system. If you suspect poisoning, go to the vet or an ER vet immediately. There is no time to waste. And do not use Syrup of Ipecac to induce vomiting. Syrup of Ipecac is toxic to dogs.

For more information on toxic plants and substances please check out the links listed below.

ASPCA's Info on Toxic Plants

the Humane Society's Foods that Can be Poisonous to Pets
Greyhound Welfare
PO Box 27 , Spencerville MD 20868
Telephone: (301) 949-0615 | Fax: (866) 727-7881

     

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