Pet poisons may be lurking in your home
One of th
the best things prospective pet owners can do before
welcoming new pets into their families is to conduct a
poison audit audit
throughout their homes. Pets are often vulnerable
able to comm
to common household items that may not pose a threat
to adults. That’s especially true for curious pets anxious to
explore their new surroundings.
The Pet Poison Helpline, a licensed animal poison control
center dedicated to preventing poison-related injuries, illnesses
and fatalities to pets, offers this room-by-room breakdown
the house that could pose a threat to their furry friends.
Attics and basements: Mothballs, Rodenticides, Insecticides,
Laundry rooms: Fabric softener, Bleach, Detergents, including
detergent pods, Dryer sheets.
Bathrooms: Medications, including prescription drugs
and over-the-counter drugs, Caffeine pills, Drain and toilet
cleaners, Ammonia, Bleach, Inhalers, Lime and rust removers,
smartphones, Batteries, such as those inside remote controls.
Garages and garden sheds: -
line, Ice melt products, Lawn and garden products, including
weed killer, grub and snail bait and rodenticides, Paint, Glue,
Mothballs, Fertilizers, Bone, blood and feather meal, Insecticides,
Kitchen: Chocolate, Macadamia nuts, Grapes, raisins and
currants, Onions, garlic and chives, Caffeinated products,
such as coffee and tea, Chicken bones, Fatty scraps, Unbaked
yeast bread dough, Alcohol, Table salt, Kitchen cleaning
Various products around the house can pose a threat to
the health of pets. Make products as inaccessible to curious
pets as possible by keeping them locked away when not in
use. More information about protecting pets is available at
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