Pet Proofing your home: Just as parents ‘childproof’ so should pet owners ‘pet proof’ for their four legged friends of the family. Cats and dogs are naturally curious and love to explore their environment with their paws claws and mouths, but they don’t know what is dangerous and what is not … Its up to you to make your home a safe pet friendly environment. The following tips can help ensure that your pet enjoys a long, happy and accident free life in your care.
Follow these simple guidelines to keep your pets healthy and out of danger.
Unfortunately we have had an increase in the number of dogs ingesting these potentially deadly plants. All parts of these plants are poisonous, especially the seeds. These seeds contain large amounts poison called cycasin. It does not take much of this seed to result in the poisoning of pets sometimes only 2 seeds will cause gastrointestinal issues, possible liver failure and affect the central nervous system. even death.
Dogs typically present with non specific signs such as vomiting and lethargy, changes in the urine and possible liver failure. These signs are obviously non-specific to the ingestion of the seeds.
Unfortunately the survival rate for Cycad, Zamia and Sago palm poisoning in dogs is not very high. Long term recovery could be further complicated by chronic liver failure.
If you have any of these plants in your garden, play it safe and remove them.
With any poisoning the sooner you get your pet veterinary attention the better.
Due to the arrival of the NBN we have a NEW number 9796 5800
Our old number 9795 8080 will continue to be in service for the next 12 months.
PHONE 9795 1284 Conveniently located on Norton Promenade (next to Gravity). Open from 8.30 – 5.30 Monday to Friday with weekends to follow when established. Dr Tanya Rae is available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and Dr Kate Foyster is available on Wednesdays. You can expect the same friendly, caring and professional service you get from Harradine and Associates.
Lot 12 Bussell Highway
Bunbury WA 6230
Phone: (08) 9796 5800
Monday to Friday – 8.00am to 6.00pm
Saturday – 8.30am to 12.00
Sunday – Closed
Shop 1/49 Norton Promenade
Phone: (08) 9795 1284
Monday to Friday – 8.30am to 5.30pm
Monday to Friday – 9.00am to 5.00pm