As a pet owner, you know about the most common things that are dangerous for them.

When you speak about dogs specifically, there are a lot of things that they must stay away from including apple seeds.

Did you know about this plant that could be poisonous to your dog?

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What Is The Warning For Michigan Dog Owners?

The Bissell Pet Foundation has released a warning that could impact the lives of several pets in West Michigan.

With all of the ponds and lakes throughout West Michigan, this is important information that every pet owner should know.


Do you know that blue-green algae can be hazardous for your pets?

The toxic algae could cause several health issues and even be fatal, according to the Bissell Pet Foundation.

To know if your dog is poisoned, here are some symptoms to look for:

  • drooling
  • panting
  • weakness
  • collapse
  • disorientation
  • seizures
  • respiratory failure

If your pet ends up drinking or swimming in contaminated water, you must immediately rinse your dog off in fresh water.

Plants & Foods That Are Hazardous To Your Pet

The Humane Society of the United States shared the following things that you should also keep away from your dog!

This warning could save your dog's life.

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Apple seeds
  • Apricot pits
  • Avocados
  • Cherry pits
  • Candy (specifically chocolate and any candy containing the toxic sweetener Xylitol)
  • Chives
  • Coffee (grounds, beans, and chocolate-covered espresso beans)
  • Garlic
  • Grapes
  • Gum
  • Hops
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Moldy foods
  • Mushroom plants
  • Mustard seeds
  • Onions, onion powder and onion flakes
  • Peach pits
  • Potato leaves and stems
  • Raisins
  • Rhubarb leaves
  • Salt
  • Tea
  • Tomato leaves and stems
  • Walnuts
  • Xylitol
  • Yeast dough

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10 Animals You Can’t Own As Pets In Michigan

Some people really want to have an exotic pet in their home, but very rarely is it a good idea. And if you are looking to add a wild animal to your family, check out this list of animals you can not own as pets in Michigan.

Michigan Pets Names and Mom Nicknames

Michigan Pets usually have at least 2 names:
  1. The name they were given
  2. The name (or names) we call them
Here's a look at our favorite mitten state pets and the many names we have for them!

Gallery Credit: Scott Clow

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