Just about any home or apartment has a few danger spots for pets. Fortunately, all it takes to keep your animal companion safe is some simple precautions! Here, your Portland, OR vet tells you more.

The Kitchen

Onions, garlic, chives, leeks, scallions, shallots, grapes, raisins, chocolate, candy, alcohol, caffeinated foods and beverages… the list of toxic foods for pets goes on and on! Your kitchen is also home to sharp objects like knives, graters, can lids, and more. There are also hot surfaces like toasters, ovens, boiling pots of water, and coffeepots. Keep Fido or Fluffy out of the kitchen when preparing food.

The Medicine Cabinet

Everything from antidepressants and aspirin to cough syrup and prescription drugs can poison a pet. Never allow your four-legged friend access to the medicine cabinet.

The Supply Closet

Almost any household cleaner you can think of can prove harmful if a pet swallows enough. Plastic lids might not be enough to stop a determined animal! It’s best to keep the supply closet sealed tight at all times, and keep your pet elsewhere when using chemicals.

For more safety tips, contact your veterinarian Portland, OR. We’re here to help with all of your pet-care needs!