This is a Sad morning for one family as I share their story in hopes of preventing sadness for many others. We have often sent out newsletters about toxic substances, poisonous plants or other things that can be dangerous to your Doberman. Sadly I have not sent one in the last few months and I feel it may have made a difference. Sago Palms, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cycas_revoluta) are often kept as houseplants and even grow outside in the southern climates. How Home improvement stores are even allowed to sell them is beyond me. They are highly toxic. All parts of the plant, and will kill dogs and children. Even adults if they ingest the seeds could die or have permanent liver damage. If you have any of these anywhere near you, I don’t care how attractive they may seem, please get rid of them. There is no treatment for the toxin other than supportive care, and if a dog does make it through the poisoning, they are likely to have permanent liver damage. I will include a link to a list of all the toxic plants I am aware of as well. There is also a Poison control number you can call for animals, it is not a free call but could be priceless in the moment. Please if you have poisonous plants around as part of your Landscape or houseplants, get rid of them. There are so many beautiful plants that or not poisonous that you could keep instead. Let the tragedy of one family prevent the tragedy for you. If you would like to send your condolences please remit them to:
Here is the Link to Toxic plants and poison control scroll down it is in about the middle of the page:
You can also find this list in our smartphone app that has a first aid section as well. This is also a very valuable resource in an emergency.
For more information on Dobermans you can read our E-Book on Smartphones. It has training sections, Nutrition, Photos, history and much more!
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/doberman/id454175453?ls=1&mt=8 For iPhone/iPad/iPod touch
https://market.android.com/details?id=org.majoobi.App.doberman For Android