Baton Rouge, LA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014
Spring has arrived and with it many homeowners are introducing new flowers and plants to decorate both inside and outside the home. After hearing about one of their customer’s dogs dying from digging up and ingesting a sago palm, the folks at 1stinFlowers.com decided to create a resource for pet owners. Their hope is that articles and tip sheets they post on their website can help prevent future tragedies.
“We’re hoping that our tip sheet will prove to be a valuable, life-saving resource as many of our customers are also pet owners,” cites Don Schultz, Sales Manager for 1st in Flowers! “Spring is here and there is plenty of opportunity for our furry friends to be curious and even mischievous as their owners bring home new flowers and plants to decorate around the house.”
According to the ASPCA cats, with their natural curiosity are even more likely than dogs to accidently ingest a new flower or plant recently introduced into the home or garden. But Spike or Fido may be more likely to try to dig up a freshly planted flower or plant in the garden. The ASPCA reports that there were more than 9,000 cases in the U.S. in 2013 of pet parents contacting their poison control center about their animals eating plants and that cats led dogs in the number of exposures.
“While 1st in Flowers! is certainly in the business of delivering flowers and plants, we pride ourselves on customer service and we want our website to also be a repository of floral facts, information and care instructions,” comments Don. “If we alert just one customer to the fact that they may be exposing their pet to something harmful and provide them valuable information to prevent such a tragedy as losing their cat or dog, we feel good about that!” Don exclaims. “This is one of the most popular articles we’ve put up on our website and we hope people find the printable tip sheet equally useful.”
Consumers interested in learning more about poisonous flowers and plants and other interesting facts can visit the 1stinFlowers.com website to download the tip sheet for dogs or cats and share it with family and friends. Veterinarians, animal shelters and other such caregivers are invited to make copies for distribution to concerned pet owners.