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Sago Palms and other Poisonous Plants

April 8, 2010

Now that Spring is coming to New Hampshire, many pet owners thoughts are turning to gardening.  VIN is reporting that incidences of pets being poisoned by ingesting Sago Palms are increasing nationwide.  Although originally from the South, Sago Palms are now being sold in gardening centers and the big box stores nationwide.  Sometimes they are only called “Miniature Palm Tree.”

If you are tempted to buy one of these, remember that your pet can die within hours of nibbling on a Sago Palm.  For some reason, dogs and cats seem to be attracted to these plants.

The ASPCA Poison Control Center has list of toxic and nontoxic plants.

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