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WARNING: Sago Palm Plant Is a Danger for Your Pets
« on: May 25, 2016, 07:51:58 AM »
https://www.yahoo.com/gma/sago-palm-plant-hidden-danger-pets-142402770--abc-news-pets.html

https://www.yahoo.com/style/plant-probably-yard-could-poison-215147762.html

A Plant You Probably Have In Your Yard Could Poison Your Dog
Over the last 10 years, more than 1,400 dogs have been poisoned by Sago Palms, according to the ASPCA. Thirty-four of the dogs died.

“The fronds and the bark and the roots, all of it is toxic,” Wismer said.

People are getting sick, too. "GMA Investigates" has learned of at least 130 cases of Sago Palm poisoning in humans in the U.S. since 2009. In Florida, more than a quarter of the cases involved children under 5 years old.

But surprisingly, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says it does not have a regulation requiring warning labels on house plants.



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Re: WARNING: Sago Palm Plant Is a Danger for Your Pets
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2016, 07:26:39 AM »
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Re: WARNING: Sago Palm Plant Is a Danger for Your Pets
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2020, 02:00:05 PM »
That landscaper charged you for removing those Sagos and then he sold them for mega-bucks to someone else.

No, don't worry about the soil left behind. I wouldn't have worried about the Sago Palms poisoning the neighborhood pets either. If you start Googling plants in your yard, you will quickly discover most of them are toxic. Non-toxic plants are called vegetables and even some of them are toxic to dogs and cats (for instance, onions and grapes).
https://www.animalpicturesociety.com/pitbull-terriers-pictures-122c
Do you have lilies, azaleas, bamboo, oleanders or amaryllis? All capable of killing the neighborhood pets.