If you own a pet, you likely take great care of it. Unfortunately, there are a lot of things from which you need to protect your pets.
Pet poisonings are too common. It’s estimated there are around 100,000 pet poison cases in the U.S. every year. It’s critical for you to take precautions to prevent your pet from being poisoned.
Pet Poisoning Causes
There are many items pets may eat you didn’t realize were poisonous. All medications, including Tylenol and Advil, are poisonous to pets. Many types of everyday foods:
- Macadamia nuts
- Xylitol sweeteners
…are dangerous for pets to ingest. Several types of plants and most household products are as well.
Pet Poison Prevention Tips
To prevent your pet from poisoning, be sure follow these pet poison prevention tips:
- Be careful about using rodent/insecticides – Pest killers can poison your pets, so if you use them, place them carefully. Make sure you remove dead rodents immediately because they are poisonous as well.
- Be careful about what you feed your pets – Know what you can and can’t feed your pet. If you drop food while eating it yourself, clean it up quickly.
- Buy plants that aren’t poisonous – Research to ensure you buy plants that aren’t poisonous if your pet eats them.
- Follow product guidelines – Certain pet products, such as flea and tick products, can be poisonous if ingested. Follow the product guidelines carefully when applying them.
- Keep medications locked up – All medications should be inaccessible to your pets. Store them in your bathroom medicine cabinet. Return medicines immediately after using them.