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If you are a pet owner and looking for some tips to amp up your skills in pet care, then this is the right place to begin. From grooming guides to nutrition, safety tips to training needs, we have everything on pet care listed here. General pet care related topics include references to seasonal allergies among pets, preventing illnesses and disasters, emergency care, behavior help, common conditions in pets and remedies. Also covered are specialized topics such as neutering options, traveling and relocating with pets, vaccinations, how to find a lost pet and caring for your pet in end of life scenario.

How to Care for Shichon Puppies

Tips on How to Care for Shichon Puppies

The breed of Shichon puppies is a very healthful, affectionate, happy and playful and this breed is actually a composition of two breeds namely...
Pest Control Mistakes to Avoid

Top 10 Pest Control Mistakes to Avoid

Pet owners who are fond of their pets consider their pets as family members and therefore they make it a point to take care...

Azalea

Additional Common Names: Rosebay, Rhododendron Scientific Name: Rhododendron spp Family: Ericaceae Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses Toxic Principles: Grayantoxin Clinical Signs: Vomiting (not in horses), diarrhea, weakness, cardiac failure

Autumn Crocus

Additional Common Names: Meadow Saffron Scientific Name: Colchicum autumnale Family: Liliaceae Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses Toxic Principles: Colchicine and other alkaloids Clinical Signs: Bloody vomiting, diarrhea, shock, multi-organ damage,...

Australian Nut

Additional Common Names: Macadamia Nut, Queensland Nut Scientific Name: Macadamia integrifolia Family: Proteaceae Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs Toxic Principles: Unknown Clinical Signs: Depression, hyperthermia, weakness, muscular stiffness, vomiting, tremors, increased heartrate. Only reported in dogs...

Australian Ivy Palm

Additional Common Names: Schefflera, Umbrella Tree, Octopus Tree, Starleaf Scientific Name: Brassaia actinophylla Family: Araliaceae Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses Toxic Principles: Terpenoids, saponins, insoluble oxalates Clinical Signs: Oral irritation,...

Asparagus Fern

Additional Common Names: Asparagus, Emerald Feather, Emerald Fern, Sprengeri Fern, Plumosa Fern, Lace Fern, Racemose Asparagus, Shatavari Scientific Name: Asparagus densiflorus cv sprengeri Family: Liliaceae Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to...

Arum Lily

Additional Common Names: Calla Lily, Pig Lily, White Arum, Trumpet Lily, Florist's Calla, Garden Calla Scientific Name: Zantedeschia aethiopica Family: Araceae Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses Toxic...
Adam-and-Eve Toxic Plant

Arum Toxic Plant

Additional Common Names: Cuckoo-pint, Lord-and-Ladies, Adam-and-Eve, Starch Root, Bobbins, Wake Robin Scientific Name: Arum maculatum Family: Araceae Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses Toxic Principles: Insoluble calcium oxalates Clinical Signs: Oral...

Arrow-Head Vine

Additional Common Names: Nephthytis, Green Gold Naphthysis, African Evergreen, Trileaf Wonder Scientific Name: Syngonium podophyllum Family: Araceae Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses Toxic Principles: Insoluble calcium oxalates Clinical Signs: Oral...

Apricot

Additional Common Names: Group also includes Plum, Peach, Cherry Scientific Name: Prunus armeniaca Family: Rosaceae Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses Toxic Principles: Cyanogenic glycosides found in some species Clinical...

Apple

Additional Common Names: Includes crabapples Scientific Name: Malus sylvestrus Family: Rosaceae Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses Toxic Principles: Cyanogenic glycosides Clinical Signs: Stems, leaves, seeds contain cyanide, particularly toxic in...

Angelica Tree

Additional Common Names: Hercules' Club, Devil's Walking Stick, Prickly Ash, Prickly Elder Scientific Name: Aralia spinosa Family: Araliaceae Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses Toxic Principles: Araliin Clinical Signs: Skin and...

Andromeda Japonica

Additional Common Names: Pieris, Lily-of-the-Valley Bush Scientific Name: Pieris japonica Family: Ericaceae Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses Toxic Principles: Grayanotoxins Clinical Signs: Vomiting (not in horses), diarrhea, weakness, cardiac failurePlease...

American Yew

Additional Common Names: Canada Yew, Canadian Yew Scientific Name: Taxus canadensus Family: Taxaceae Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses Toxic Principles: Taxine A and B, Volatile oil Clinical Signs: Tremors, difficulty...

American Mandrake

Additional Common Names: Mayapple, Indian Apple Root, Umbrella Leaf, Wild Lemon, Hog Apple, Duck's Foot, Raccoonberry Scientific Name: Podophyllum peltatum Family: Berberidaceae Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to...

American Holly

Additional Common Names: English Holly, European Holly, Oregon Holly, Inkberry, Winterberry Scientific Name: Ilex opaca Family: Aquifoliaceae Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses Toxic Principles: saponins Clinical Signs: Vomiting (not in...

American Bittersweet Toxic Plant

Additional Common Names: Bittersweet, Waxwork, Shrubby Bittersweet, False Bittersweet, Climbing Bittersweet Scientific Name: Celastrus scandens Family: Celastraceae Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses Toxic Principles: Cardenolides, alkaloids Clinical Signs: Vomiting (not...

Amaryllis

Additional Common Names: Many, including: Belladonna lily, Saint Joseph lily, Cape Belladonna, Naked Lady Scientific Name: Amaryllis spp. Family: Amaryllidaceae Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses Toxic Principles: Lycorine...

Ambrosia Mexicana Toxic Plant

Additional Common Names: Jerusalem Oak, Feather Geranium Scientific Name: Chenopodium botrys Family: Chenopodiaceae Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses Toxic Principles: Sesquiterpene lactones Clinical Signs: Vomiting, anorexia, depression
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