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National Poinsettia Day - December 12, 2015

December 12th is National Poinsettia Day in honor of the popular holiday plant. Poinsettias, while beautiful, can be a hazard for our pets.


Everyone is familiar with seeing the striking red leaves of a Poinsettia around this time of year. Saturday, December 12th is National Poinsettia Day to celebrate the popular plant.

However, dog owners should be aware that if ingested, Poinsettias can be an irritant to a dog's mucous membranes. If a dog eats the leaves of the plant, they should be treated right away. The ASPCA's Poison Control site provides some helpful tips on what to do if you find your dog has chewed a Poinsettia plant.

Photo credit: Poinsettia at the Conservatory via photopin (license)

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