Diversions to Keep Cats and Dogs
Away from your Plants
To start with,,doesn't fang know that he's not supposed to mess around with Mom's
stuff???? I'm not a puppy shrink, but I think I'd try getting him interested
in something else. Have you ever given him a pig ear(mmmm, yummy!) to chew on??
Give him a couple of those every day, and his jaws would be to tired to chew
on anything else.
Although azaleas are listed in most of the toxic lists, according to Dr. William
in his article POISONOUS PLANTS AND PETS DON'T MIX, although azaleas
are deadly to sheep and goats, it doesn't seem to be a problem with cats and
dogs. Please keep your azaleas,,,every yard needs a couple of them!
Do your kittys a favor and grow them their own catnip or catmint plant...Very
easy to grow, if you can talk your cats into waiting for it to mature. If
your cats like storebought catnip,,,wait till they try homegrown!
Although catnip isn't generally toxic to pets, owners should guard against giving
too much of the fresh plant to cats. This plant causes hyper-stimulation to the
central nervous system and the cat can injure itself, However, the dried form
usually won't cause problems for your pet. Cats may chew on plants as a form
of entertainment if they are bored. One safe release for their boredom is to
plant lawn grass in a pot for them. The grass isn't harmful, and cats may also
enjoy digging in the dirt. Covering the soil of other houseplants with aluminum
foil to keep the animal from digging in it and decrease the likelihood of the
pet eating the plant. If your pet does eat something that is poisonous, you should
call your veterinarian, immediately.
As an avid net browser, I check out a lot of animal pages, and I'm finding
an increasing number of horror stories of animal abuse,,,,and find that the
crud that torture and maim these animals get off with less that a slap on
the wrist. It is time to change this, and demand that justice be done. Please
sign the petitions linked here. I have signed both, and intend to make sure
that that the public will hear more about this. Please sign now, then call
your friends to ask them to sign.