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Poison Proof Your Home

Poison Proof Your Home

Of all the accidents that could happen to your pet, you certainly don’t want it to be due to something that could have been easily prevented. By poison-proofing your home, you’re making it a safe, happy, healthy environment for your four-legged friend to live in. Super simple actions, like putting your hardwood cleaner in a cabinet or up on a higher shelf, could potentially save your pet’s life. So, take a few minutes out of your day to keep your pet poison-free.

Kitchen

Your furry friend might beg for table scraps, but, unfortunately, it might not be the best idea for their health. A lot of the most common cooking ingredients have been proven to be dangerous to animals and could cause anything from a stomachache to potential death. So, keep it safe in the kitchen and make sure that these top 10 foods are stowed away from paw’s reach.

  • Chocolate
  • Xylitol (sugar-free chewing gum)
  • Grapes/raisins/currants
  • Caffeine (coffee, tea)
  • Fatty scraps
  • Onions/garlic/chives
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Unbaked yeast bread dough
  • Alcohol
  • Table salt

Bathroom

All the chemicals in your bathroom might keep the room spic and span, but they can cause serious problems for your pet. Any type of medicine, prescription, OTC, inhalers, and even vitamins can affect your dog or cat’s system if ingested. Cleaning products pose a problem, too, so make sure that they’re hidden away in a cabinet, and that the toilet lid is always closed, especially if you use an automatic chemical cleaner.

Living Room

Less obvious than pills and bleach are common household plants. Fresh flowers are beautiful, but things like lilies are poisonous to cats, even if just ingesting one or two petals. Consult a complete list of poisonous plants before deciding to purchase a bouquet or two. Make sure that spare batteries are put away, because dogs love to use them as a chew toy. Keep your remote control up high away from reach, and keep an eye on your phone, too.

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