Terrier Woody

Terrier Woody

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Don't eat the Daisies!!

Frankie Furter (Mayor of Blogville), has given me my first assignment as Secretary of Agriculture!

With the gardening season approaching, now is a good time to evaluate the toxicity of your indoor and outdoor plants.

Remember the Doris Day song, 'Don't eat the daisies'.  Well, maybe you don't know the song, but it was good advice for dogs! The lyrics should have also included, Sago Palms, Lilies, Ferns and a long list of houseplants and outdoor plants. If you have a pup (or cat), like me, that likes to explore the world with the mouth open, keep us away from these things. After reviewing the list of 455 plants, we discover that we own most of them!

Aspca's list of toxic plants

...And remember, it is not just plants that can kill. Dogster lists other household concerns, like human medication, rat poison and herbicides to name a few.

Dogster's 10 pet toxins of 2010

Last year, about this time, I spent the night at the emergency vet, because I ate some unknown toxin.
It was no good :(
Bark of the Day:  CAUTION
Happy Gardening and Digging (just don't eat the plants!)

Your Pal and Blogville's Secretary of Agriculture,

Wyatt

32 comments:

  1. um, I don't think you're supposed to wrap yourself in caution tape...

    Kari
    http://dogisgodinreverse.com

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  2. I really wished dat da nurseries and all da places dat sell plants (all plants) would put a tag on da plants dey sell saying whether they are toxic or not to pets (and kids too). Mom wishes someone would pass a law to make this happen.

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  3. Honorable Secretary of Agriculture of all of Blog land, Sir, we are wondering what the proper way to adress you now that you hold such an esteemed title.

    You do realize, I am sure, that you must set an example for the rest of us. Oops! Nevermind! This isn't human politics! Carry on!

    Happy tails!
    Stumpy and me


    PS I loved that show "Don't Eat the Daisies" when i was growing up.

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  4. You are the perfect Secretary of Agriculture, Wyatt! That was a good list of "plants-not-to-eat". Now, what are good plants TO eat? I know Mom is not happy when I pull up her onions, but I don't eat them. They taste icky.....

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  5. Great advice Wyatt! :) Amber has a great idea too.

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

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  6. SHE remembers 'Don't Eat the Daisies'. We have oleander in our garden, but we don't eat it. Never had a problem with it.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

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  7. Handy information! I really like that caution tape picture, too.

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  8. Oh thank you!!!! We didn't know all of that stuff was on the list. They try and keep me away from stuff all the time and my mom's not afraid to pull stuff out of my mouth if I get into something. Now if I could just stop trying to lick the hand lotion off of her I'd be all set!!

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  9. Ciara likes to eat EVERYTHING!!! So the Momster thinks we will have no plants on the deck or in the yard again this year. She had gotten a beautiful Angel Trumpet last year for the back deck when Fenris' mom told her it is poisonous to pups. So she had to move it to the front. She wishes she knew a good trick to stop the Pest from eating her plants:(

    Great post - good reminder for all.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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  10. EXCELLENT.... PAWSITIVELY EXCELLENT JOB!!!
    I KNEW I had picked a Winner fur our Sec. of Ag.. Sooooo glad that you mentioned that Sago Palm... that is the one that is soon to Kill the poor Gold. Ret. in Columbus.. Nothing more can be done fur her. Such a shame. The family feels soooooo bad beclaws AS AMBER MENTIONED... there was no WARNING ON THE PLANT when the family bought it. SAD SAD SAD.
    Thank you fur posting this!!!! We all need to be most careful!!!

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  11. I like to chomp on all sorts of stuff - but my mum keeps a pretty close eye on me - she thinks it's scary to realise how many plants around us are toxic. Thanks for the info - hope that caution tape won't hurt when it comes off!! Tail Wuggles, Rubie.

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  12. Oh Frankie thanks for the reminder. We were just about to eat them
    Snuggles,
    Benny & Lily

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  13. Very important information, thanks Wyatt. I once had a bad experience with eggplant - I don't know if it is toxic, but it made me REALLY SICK.

    Your pal, Pip

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  14. No daisies here but sure it is important to know about them!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  15. Thanks for sharing all that info! We know most of it, but it's always so good to get a reminder.

    You forgot to mention another yard related problem. Toads! Every year, we have to resist the urge to see what frog legs taste like!

    Bunny

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  16. Thanks for the useful informations! Job well done.

    Nubbin wiggles,
    Oskar

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  17. Wyatt, you are adorable.

    I know for a fact you are getting the same weather there as we are in Salem. How can you possible be gardening?

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  18. excellent advice Wyatt,
    I never ever eat anything green, just never got in the habit and Mom says dont get into the habit now too!! BOL

    wags
    Jazzi

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  19. Wyatt, thank you for the great info.:) You are the best~!:)

    Love,
    Teddy Bear

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  20. Oh dear, I've to put all my aloe vera away now! Thanks a lot!!!

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  21. Well said, Wyatt! We love you wrapped in caution tape!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

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  22. Hi ya Wyatt! As you mentioned the plants and there are a lot we shouldn't have around us, I thought I'd mention a database you can search for (with photos) good and bad plants to have around doggies. There's one for cats and horsies too :) It's on the ASPCA website. There's a link on my blog under Roo's Links, second link down.

    Maybe you could add the link to the database to your website too?

    Waggin at ya,
    Roo

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  23. Thanks for all the info, Wyatt!! We're going to check out those links. Riley likes to eat grass and dig, so I'm sure she'd like to eat some plants if she had access to them.

    Riley has spent time at the emergency vet for eating some of my medication before...luckily it ended up to be nothing serious!!

    Elyse and Riley

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  24. Hey Wyatt!
    Wow, that's such a super important post. Great info for all of those gardening peeps. I love the pix of you in the caution tape! Did you get to chew it up?
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

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  25. Hi Wyatt! Thanks for sharing! We always need to make our humans aware of things that are not good for us!

    Licks,
    Ruthie

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  26. Thanks for sharing the info! You're a great Secretary of Agriculture!
    -Corbin

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  27. Ooh.....we need some'caution' tape here Wyatt!

    Good advice!

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  28. Great advice Wyatt, now can I give you some, don't get running around with tape around your legs you could hurt yourself ;)
    Looks good thou lol!!!
    See Yea George xxx

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  29. Oh, that was Most Informative, Wyatt! I think you carried out your first duty Most Splendidly!

    Wiggles & Wags,
    mayzie

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  30. Gus knows all about the Sago Palms.. Not good..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

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  31. Good information. I have had a few dogs that ate something bad and ended up in emergency care at the vet. Not fun for anyone. Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

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  32. Well wrapped in "caution" tape you definately got everyones attention Wyatt!

    Thanks for the important reminder of toxins!

    You are doing a greta jobbie in your new role!

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

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