30 million friends provide an essential reminder for the health of our animals as spring arrives

30 million friends provide an essential reminder for the health of our animals as spring arrives

It’s almost spring and on this occasion, the 30 million friends association is warning animal owners (dogs and cats) about the dangers linked to this season.

With the upcoming arrival of spring, two activities are particularly popular in homes: seasonal cleaning and gardening. So many potential risks for our four-legged companions, due to the products used.

Beware of animal poisoning in gardens

On this subject, the 30 million friends association warns pet owners to avoid any risk of poisoning. Pesticides and insecticides are toxic products that attract dogs to gardens. This is why it is recommended to use slug control products, for example, with caution. Indeed, these products have a sweet taste, but are also fatal for animals.

Likewise, weedkillers or fertilizers are also risky products for pets. Finally, some flowers, as beautiful as they are, also pose a danger. Lily, arum, ficus, poinsettia, bay leaf, rose, lily of the valley and foxglove: all species which can cause serious poisoning.

Poisonings also occur at home

If you don’t have a garden, the risk of poisoning your dog or cat is not completely excluded. Indeed, household products such as solvents, bleach or detergents also present a risk, especially if they are within reach.

In the event of fever, excessive salivation, tremors or respiratory problems, it is recommended to immediately consult a veterinarian, as these signs may be linked to poisoning of your four-legged companion.