Poison Proof Your Home

Poisonings are usually accidental – most can be prevented. According to the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center, you can protect your canine
companion against illness and/or the threat of poisoning by preventing the ingestion of the items on the list below. Take a minute
and survey your home for potential hazards. A few minutes now may save the life of your canine companion. For more information, visit
ASPCA’s website at http://www.aspca.org

Click on the Animal Poison Control Center link. From there, go to Make Your Pet’s Home Poison-Safe.

 

FOODS

  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Grapes and raisins
  • Yeast dough
  • Xylitol: a sweetener found in sugar-free candy and gum
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Fatty foods
  • Moldy or spoiled foods
  • Salt
  • Onions and onion powder
  • Water from your toilet bowl if you use a chemical cleanser that is released with each flush

WARM WEATHER HAZARDS

  • Animal toxins: toads, insects, spiders, snakes and scorpions
  • Blue-green algae in ponds
  • Citronella candles
  • Cocoa mulch
  • Compost piles
  • Fertilizers
  • Flea products
  • Outdoor plants and plant bulbs
  • Swimming pool treatment supplies
  • Pesticides

COLD WEATHER HAZARDS

  • Antifreeze
  • Liquid potpourris
  • Ice-melting products
  • Rat and mouse bait

HUMAN MEDICINE

  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory painkillers such as Ibuprofen
  • Antidepressants
  • Cold/flu medications
  • Diet pills

Poisonous Plants

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