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Can Poinsettias Kill Your Cat?

It's possible that poinsettias get the bummest rap in all of the plant world. They've got a bad-girl reputation as deadly beauties, but is the ubiquitous holiday plant actually toxic? About 70 percent…


Are We Cleaning Ourselves to Death?

by Victoria Bender,† Contributor to Aromatherapy on We buy products to clean, deodorize and freshen our homes that have ingredients also used as pesticides and fertilizers amon…


Top 10 Common Pet Toxins

Dogs and cats often have a penchant for eating strange things. Whether by instinct or hunger, or simply the mysterious behavior that pets are known to have; cats will often gravitate toward plastic or…


Pets and the Dangers of Antifreeze

Antifreeze (ethylene glycol) has a sweet taste that attracts pets. Even in small amounts, antifreeze is lethal to all animals, but dog are probably most susceptible because of their tendency to taste…


Dog Chocolate Danger

You may have heard that chocolate can be fatal to dogs--but did you know that different chocolate products carry different risks? Chocolate contains an ingredient called theobromine (a compound simila…


The Surprising Poisons in Our Pets

I worry about exposure to mercury and fire retardants for myself and my children. My cats and dogs? Never really thought about it, have you? The alarming truth is that our pets are not immune to envir…


Protect Your Pets from Poisons

My wife and I had a scary experience happen to us two weeks ago. It highlights the importance of considering all loved ones when creating a safe home--including ones with four legs. My wife and I h…


Poison Safety Kit for Pets

You love your cats and dogs like they were one of the family. And chances are, you've got a first aid kit in some form around the house in case something should happen to one of the human members of y…


The Value of Reading a Labelís Signal Words

What should I look for on labels, say for cleaning products, so that I can protect my familyís health? One of the best ways to protect yourself from toxic products is to read labels and pay particu…


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