Assisi Animal Health Discusses the Dangers of Ingesting Chrysanthemum Plants for Pets

Friday, October 21, 2016 Lifestyle News J E 4

PINEHURST, N.C., Oct. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Assisi Animal Health developed the Assisi Loop®, an effective non-pharmaceutical anti-inflammatory device (NPAID®) that works as a PEMF therapy for horses. The Loop helps heal wounds and relieve pain in cats, dogs, and horses. The company discusses the dangers pets face when they ingest Chrysanthemum plants.

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Chrysanthemums—also called mums and daisies—are a popular fall flower that come in many varieties and colors like yellow, white, red, orange, and lavender. If they are ingested by your pet, Chrysanthemums are toxic. Signs of ingestion include diarrhea, vomiting, hyper-salivation, and lack of coordination.

Ingesting these plants will cause irritation and inflammation to the gastrointestinal tract, which will result in your pet exhibiting redness, swelling, or itchiness of the skin or mouth. The plant's toxins can also directly affect a pet's specific organs, which will result in symptoms that are related to that organ. Examples include difficulty breathing if the airways are compromised; vomiting if the intestines or stomach are affected; drooling or difficulty swallowing if the mouth, throat or esophagus is affected; excessive drinking and urinating if the kidneys are compromised; diarrhea if the toxin has an impact on the intestines or colon; and fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat if the toxin impacts the heart.

If you suspect your pet either ate a Chrysanthemum or another plant that you are uncertain is poisonous, you can take the following steps before heading to the vet, but bring the plant with you if you can't identify it. If your pet vomited or had diarrhea after ingesting the plant, bring a sample to the vet. Your vet may give your pet activated charcoal to absorb any toxins or administer specific drugs to protect the stomach. IV drugs or additional medications may also be administered.

Assisi Animal Health's clinical solutions complete the Circle of Care®—the collaboration of veterinarians and owners in animal health and healing. Our company helps veterinary professionals and owners improve the quality of life for companion animals using the Assisi Loop, the non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical healing device that is based on the same FDA-cleared technology used on humans. The device uses low-level pulses of electromagnetic energy to reduce pain and swelling, and to enhance recovery.

Media Contact: Kaysie Dannemiller, Assisi Animal Health, 8668307342,

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SOURCE Assisi Animal Health



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