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Old 03-29-2010, 01:07 PM
 
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Many years ago I had a white sheperd/lab mix who decided he would nibble upon the new green sprigs of the Spring bulbs. He was very ill and the vet told me I was fortunate I did not lose him as the green from bulbs can be toxic.

Since it is Spring and these bulbs are coming up I thought I'd put out a warning so that no other dogs have to go through what mine did that year.

Since that time I've never had bulbs planted within the confines of the fenced portion of my yard but only in those areas where the dogs cannot access.

As a side note: during Spring cleanup check for nails that may have popped up from decking and get them nailed back down to save paws!
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Old 03-29-2010, 03:02 PM
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Location: El Paso TX
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Great post - almost all bulbs are toxic and even deadly. A couple of years ago a woman on a Boston board I belong to lost her three dogs this way.

The ASPCA had a list of toxic plants, shrubs and trees - it's definitely worth knowing what's in your yard.
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Old 03-29-2010, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Oh, dear! Fortunately, bulbs are not an issue where I live but thank you for posting; this is not commonly-known info, and I imagine that it may just save a few furbabies (:
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Old 03-29-2010, 06:43 PM
 
Location: east of my daughter-north of my son
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Thanks for the info! Did not know this. No bulbs for my backyard.
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:21 PM
 
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Default link to pet poison helpline

Spring toxins to avoid in your pets! | Pet Poison Helpline (http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/publications/spring-toxins-to-avoid-in/ - broken link)
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:36 PM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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Crap. I have a ton of daylillies and asiatic lillies in a raised bed. Ringo knows not to get in my flower bed (he digs everywhere ELSE) but not sure about Lucy.
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:07 PM
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Location: El Paso TX
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Tulip, Narcissus (daffodil), Hyacinth, Jonquils, just to name a few. Here's a link to a list of the most toxic ones...

Toxic plants for dogs, poisonous plants for dogs and pets. Poison Control Info
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:20 PM
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Location: El Paso TX
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Crap. I have a ton of daylillies and asiatic lillies in a raised bed. Ringo knows not to get in my flower bed (he digs everywhere ELSE) but not sure about Lucy.
POISONOUS PLANTS DOGS AND CATS

Amaryllis, Autumn Crocus, Daffodil, Day Lily, Elephant Ears, Gladiolas, Hyacinth, Iris, Lily of the Valley, Narcissus, Orange Day Lily, Tulips

Scary stuff, I know. I can't tell you how many hours I've spent reading about toxic plants, trees and shrubs. My Frenchie loves to "prune" and has caused me lots anguish and gnashing of teeth....LOL I'm hoping he'll outgrow this like my Bostons did, but until then...

We're fairly certain we've eliminated everything toxic from the back yard where they play but I just noticed Lantana on a list and I have lots of that....so digging all that out this weekend....
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