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Updated: 11/21/2013 08:00:01AM

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Poinsettias are a symbol of the holiday season -- and a potential poison for family pets.

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The holidays are coming. You are given a poinsettia or amaryllis as a gift. Did you know these plants are poisonous to your cat or dog?

Many times a new plant in your home is considered a play toy by your pet. Many cats and dogs who never bothered your plants before find a new plant exciting. Inside pets love to chow on green plants. I plant cat grass weekly for my cat, Sabrina. When I give her a new pot of cat grass she leaps for joy. Considering Sabrina is 16 years old, she must be excited.

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