Say What? Sago Palms and Pets

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It’s Pet Poison Prevention Week, and what better time to talk about one of the foremost dangers for Texan pets:  the Sago palm.

This toxic plant is all too common in our neck of the woods, and pet owners need to be aware of its potential dangers. Learn all about Sago Palms and pets and how to keep your four legged family members safe.

Identifying the Sago Palm

In order to avoid something dangerous, you need to know how to spot it. Do you know what a Sago palm looks like?

Sagos naturally grow in our climate and may be found in natural landscapes in the area. They are also sometimes used as ornamental plants. These palm-like plants aren’t really palm trees at all, but rather a member of the cycad family. They also go by the name of Coontie Palms or Cardboard Palms. Continue…