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Cooper, chocolate lab and flowers

What's in your garden?

Cooper is a typical chocolate lab who, like most dogs, enjoys partaking of nature's "salad" by eating grass, leaves and flowers.  He came to Millersville Animal Hospital recently for excessive drooling.  On examination there was no specific wound or foreign matter in his mouth but when Dr. Laning reviewed his record she saw that Cooper had been in to see us on exactly the same day the previous year for exactly the same problem!  We believe there must be some delicious plant in Cooper's yard that's causing mouth irritation, and the plant must be in bloom at about the same time every year.  Thankfully whatever plant Cooper is eating has only caused mild irritation but there are some common yard plants that can be more dangerous.  Check out the ASPCA Poison Control Center webpage for more  information