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Canine Column: Please don’t eat the daisies

I am not sure if it was the hair on my capris that gave me away, or just a routine caution about the plant’s notorious reputation that made her utter those words— but I was thankful for the warning. Who hasn’t discovered a dreaded soggy stem or decapitated blossom lying in a puddle of dog saliva on the floor? Did Molly eat the whole plant? If she did, when did she do it? Or (in our case), was it Chip… or Ernie? As a gardener and owner of multitudes of flowers, herbs and whatever else I can clandestinely bring home, it’s a big task to keep up on what’s safe—and what’s dangerous—to my dogs.

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