We have talked about the importance of readying your house for your pet, and gave you the names of some dangerous plants, and now we are stressing the importance of keeping your house safe for your animals.
There are a number of poisonous substances that your pet may mistake for a delicious treat, and pet-owners need to beware of these simple household products that could be fatal to Fido.
According to the ASPCA, in 2011, these are the top 10 toxins that were responsible for harming pets last year:
- Prescription Human Medications
- Over the Counter Human Medications (ibuprofen)
- People Food (chocolate is number 1)
- Household Products
- Veterinary Medications
- Lawn and Garden Products
- Automotive Products
As your spring cleaning kicks into full gear, remember to keep those weed killers and cleaners out of reach for your pet and locked away if not in use. If you are cleaning, keep your pet in a dog crate, or behind a dog gate so there are no accidents. It could save the life of your four-legged furry friend.