Even the safest of homes already contain a few pet toxins! Fortunately, it just takes awareness and a few precautionary measures to keep your animal friend safe. Learn more below from a Colorado Springs, CO veterinary professional.
Toxic Plant Life
Dieffenbachia, various aloe plants, ivy, oleander, rhododendron/azalea, tulips, lilies, daffodils, poinsettias—the list of potentially hazardous houseplants and flowers goes on and on. Ask your vet what sort of toxic plant life is common in your area, and remove any offenders from your home or garden at once.
There are plenty of human foods that pets shouldn’t ingest, including onions, garlic, chives, grapes and raisins, scallions, shallots, chocolate, candy, gum, alcoholic beverages, caffeine, salt, fatty foods, avocado, and more. It’s safest to store all food inside cabinets or the refrigerator so that your pet can’t reach anything dangerous.
Pesticides and Rodenticides
Place pesticide products with extreme caution; these items are designed to kill insect or rodent intruders, but they can just as easily harm our animal companions! Ask your vet about non-toxic alternative options if you have a curious pet.
Call Your Pet Clinic Colorado Springs, CO can tell you about other pet toxins at home.