Pests and Hazardous Plants: How to Keep Your Pets Safe in Your Home & Garden

As the weather gets warmer, many of dog owners look forward to spending time outside with their pets.  But warmer weather also means greater exposure to fleas, ticks, and common plants that can be toxic to dogs or cats.

On Saturday, May 14, Raleigh & Co. teamed up with Spot on Veterinary and Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses to provide pet lovers with information we need to keep our animals safe.

Dr. Phillip Putter from Spot on Veterinary presented lists and pictures of some of common plants that are toxic to pets, including: Azalea, Lilies, and Morning Glory.

Dr. Putter also explained some basic landscaping techniques that can make your yard less attractive to ticks and other pests.  Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses provided display samples of pet-friendly products.

This is one of a series of educational talks that will be held at Raleigh & Co.  The next educational event will be in September, when an emergency care doctor from Cornell University Veterinary Specialists will speak on basic first-aid for pets.

Raleigh & Co is located at 209 Bruce Park Ave in Greenwich Te. (203) 340-9170


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