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Toxicology
Flourishing flora poses poisons peril for Scottish animals

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PET owners in Scotland are being encouraged to be vigilant for poisonous plants that might harm their pets following a period of fine summer weather that has seen ‘flora flourish across the country’.

A press release issued by the Scottish Government on August 21 warned animal owners that many plants commonly found in gardens and the countryside could cause serious health problems for animals such as horses and dogs. It urged owners to ‘err on the side of caution’ if they were unsure about whether a plant was poisonous and to seek veterinary advice promptly if they suspected that their …

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