Thursday, July 31 2014 11:45 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:45:13 GMT
Jasper County authorities have found the body of a man missing since last weekend. Sheriff Chris Sargent said a search team located the body of Ricky Page, 54, around 7 p.m. Thursday in his Ford pick-upMore >>
Sheriff Chris Sargent said a search team located the body of Ricky Page, 54, around 7 p.m. Thursday in his Ford pick-up truck in a wooded area off Highway 11 in Vossburg.More >>
Thursday, July 31 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:37:09 GMT
An Ellisville man fell victim to an international scam after chatting with a woman from Africa on a dating site for six-months. The man was unaware that she was slowly gaining his confidence in orderMore >>
An Ellisville man fell victim to an international scam after chatting with a woman from Africa on a dating site for six-months.More >>
Friday, August 1 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-08-01 17:12:18 GMT
A Hattiesburg man is now in custody and charged with aggravated domestic assault. Roger Holder was wanted in connection with a Tuesday incident at Greenbriar Apartments on McInnis Loop that sent a victimMore >>
A Hattiesburg man is now in custody and charged with aggravated domestic assault. Roger Holder was wanted in connection with a Tuesday incident at Greenbriar Apartments on McInnis Loop that sent a victim to a local hospital to be treated for her injuries.More >>
Thursday, July 31 2014 2:17 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:17:53 GMT
A Gulfport woman has been charged with uttering forgery after she allegedly deposited more than $16,000 worth of fraudulent money orders at Coastal Credit Union.More >>
A Gulfport woman has been charged with uttering forgery after she allegedly deposited more than $16,000 worth of fraudulent money orders at Coastal Credit Union. Biloxi Police Department Investigator Steve Schlicht said Cynthia Ann Brosh, 57, turned herself in to authorities Wednesday afternoon.More >>
Thursday, July 31 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:38:38 GMT
The Evansville Police Department says a man is arrested after an attempted robbery early Tuesday morning. EPD says 50-year-old James Worthington is facing multiple charges after he attempted to rob aMore >>
EPD says 50-year-old James Worthington is facing multiple charges after he attempted to rob a customer at a west side gas station.
You may not think of your lawn and garden as hazards for your pet, but, if you're not careful, you could put them in danger. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about how to keep your animal friends safe.
1. What plants are toxic to pets?
Cardiotoxic plants: (affect the heart)
Convallaria majalis Nerium oleander Rhododendron species Digitalis purpurea Kalanchoe spp. Lily of the Valley Oleander Rhododendron, Azalea and Rosebay Foxglove Kalanchoe
Plants that could cause kidney failure:
Lilies (Lilium and Hemerocallis species, in cats only) Rhubarb (Rheum species) (leaves only) Shamrock (oxalis species)
Plants or fungi that could cause liver failure:
Cycads (Cycad species such as Sago Palm) Mushroom (Amanita phalloides)
Plants that could cause multiple effects:
Autumn Crocus (Colchicum species) (Hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, renal, liver damage and bone marrow suppression) Castor Bean (Ricinus species) (Can cause renal failure, liver failure, convulsions and death)
Fungi (Mushrooms) ALWAYS assume that any ingested mushroom is highly toxic until a mycologist positively identifies it. Toxic and non-toxic mushrooms can grow in the same area.
2. What should pet owners do if they suspect their animal has ingested a poisonous plant or mushroom? What symptoms should they look for?
If a pet owner suspects that their animal ingested a poisonous plant, they should contact their veterinarian immediately. It’s advised to bring part of the plant to a nursery for identification if the exact species is not known. Symptoms of poisonings can include almost any clinical sign. The animal may even appear completely normal for several hours or days.
3. Is there a way for pet owners to train or teach their pets not to eat poisonous plants or mushrooms?
A pet owner could train their pets to avoid certain areas of their home or yard where there are poisonous plants. However, the safest method would be to prevent exposure by removing the plants from the pet's home and yard.
4. What about pesticides and fertilizers that might be in the garage or tool shed?
Make sure your pets do not go on lawns or in gardens treated with fertilizers, herbicides or insecticides until the time listed on the label by the manufacturer. If you are uncertain about the usage of any product, contact the manufacturer for clarification before using it. Always store pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in areas that are inaccessible to your pets - read the label carefully for proper usage and storage instructions.
The most serious problems resulting from fertilizer ingestion in pets are usually due to the presence of heavy metals such as iron. Ingestion of large amounts of fertilizer could cause severe gastric upset and possibly gastrointestinal obstruction.
The most dangerous forms of pesticides include: snail bait containing metaldehyde, fly bait containing methomyl, systemic insecticides containing disyston or disulfoton, zinc phosphide containing mole or gopher bait and most forms of rat poisons. When using pesticides place the products in areas that are totally inaccessible to your companion animals. Always store pesticides in secured areas and according to label directions.
For more toxicology tips or to view a toxic and non-toxic plant list, visit the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center’s website at www.aspca.org/apcc.
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