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PET SAFETY AROUND THE HOUSE

PET SAFETY AROUND THE HOUSE

Because pets might not know which shoes cost a fortune versus which ones are okay to chew on, or exactly how dangerous bleach is to drink, it is up you (the pet owner) to keep your furry friends safe from possibly harmful items left around the house. Listed below are some tips on keeping your house pet-friendly.

THE MOST COMMON HOUSEHOLD KILLER FOR OUR FURRY FRIENDS

According to the APCC, the most common and most deadly pills include ibuprofen, tramadol, alprazolam, adderall, zolpidem, clonazepam, acetaminophen, naproxen, duloxetine, and venlafaxine.[1] In the same way that people cannot ingest pills that are not prescribed to them, pets cannot ingest human pills that are obviously not prescribed to them. Some ways to avoid these dangers include not leaving pills or pill bottles within reach of your pet, even sitting on a counter. Always be sure to contact your veterinarian if your pet has ingested medication that is not prescribed to them, and be sure to never give your pet medication before first consulting a veterinarian.

KEEP TOXINS AWAY FROM YOUR PET

Specifically in kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room cabinets, using a latch to lock cupboards can make it easier to ensure that pets do not get into dangerous products.[2] Child proof locks can be purchased in most department stores, including Walmart and Publix. Moreover, garages may also contain toxins such as chemicals used in the yard, to poison bugs, or for cars. These substances are extremely harmful to animals, and should be kept away at all costs.

GET RID OF POISONOUS PLANTS

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