Pet Poison Prevention Month
As March is pet poison prevention month and human error is the number one reason that leads to pets eating something they shouldn’t, here are three tips to keep your pets safe from harmful toxins:
- Keep all hazardous substances out of reach: Make sure to store any hazardous substances such as cleaning agents, pesticides, insecticides, and medications in secure cabinets or high shelves that are inaccessible to your pets. This will help prevent accidental ingestion, which can lead to serious illness or even death.
- Be mindful of common household plants: Some common household plants such as lilies, daffodils, and azaleas can be toxic to pets if ingested. Make sure to research any plants that you bring into your home and keep them out of reach of your pets. If you suspect that your pet has ingested a toxic plant, contact your veterinarian immediately.
- Watch what your pet eats: Dogs and cats can be notorious for getting into things they shouldn’t, including garbage cans, compost piles, and even the pantry. Make sure to keep food and other potentially harmful items out of reach of your pets, and supervise them closely when they are outside to prevent them from eating anything they shouldn’t. Also, make sure to keep human foods that are toxic to pets, such as chocolate, grapes, and onions, out of reach.
By following these tips, you can help keep your pet safe from potentially harmful toxins and ensure that they stay healthy and happy.
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