Monday, March 30, 2009

Sago Palm Plant- Dangerous or Fatal to pets!

Certain plants can be very dangerous to many pets. For example, the poinsettia plant that you usually see during Christmas time can cause pets to have an upset stomach or gastrointestinal problems. However, there are also many other plants that can be deadly to pets. The Sago Palm plant is a popular house plant with dark leaves and a hairy trunk and is extremely dangerous to pets. It can cause vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, depression, seizures and liver failure, so be sure to keep your pets away from this plant. Many pet owners are not aware of certain plants that can cause their pets to be sick, so it is extremely important to keep all plants away from pets until you are sure if the plant is safe or not. It is always a good idea to check with your veterinarian to see which plants are harmful to your pets.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Pet Question of the Day

Question: Can an owner use a human shampoo on a dog or cat? Why or why not?

Answer: No. Human shampoos should not be used on pets. Human shampoos have a different pH and contain substances that can cause skin irritations or dry out the pet's skin. Use a pet shampoo, and preferably use a shampoo made for that specific pet, i.e. use cat shampoo on a cat.

We have a variety of pet shampoos here. Our Crazy Pet product collection comes in various great smelling, long-lasting scents! We also carry flea and tick shampoos, as well as shampoos for dogs with dry skin.