4 Household Toxins To Keep Your Pets Away From


When your pet ingests something they should not eat, we’ll be there for you. Many of the substances and objects that tempt your pet can have disastrous effects on their insides. We can provide the correct form of poison control to neutralize or remove a poisonous substance without doing further damage to your pet’s digestive system. Foreign objects can be removed manually or surgically, depending on their location in the body.

Today, we want to educate you on four types of household items that you should keep your pets away from!

  1. Drugs. Have a headache? Pop a Tylenol. But, if your pet accidentally gets into some of your human medication, including aspirin, acetaminophen, and ibuprofen, you could be facing a serious pet health emergency. Other human medicines to keep away from pets include cold medicines, antidepressants, vitamins, diet pills, and drugs that fight cancer.
  2. Strings. We don’t like when strings are attached, but your pet will dislike it even more, because stringy items, including yarn, rubber bands, dental floss, and the like can be easily swallowed by your pet, causing intestinal blockages or even strangulation, both of which can be fatal.
  3. Repellents. Some insect control products, including many over-the-counter flea and tick preventives, could be toxic to your furry pal. Prescription products are always safest, but even a prescription medication meant for a dog could be deadly if used on a cat. Always ask us which flea and tick products are best for your pets.
  4. Cooking spray. No one wins when dinner sticks to the pan (unless you’d rather not eat mom’s cooking anyway), but if you have a pet bird, beware the fumes from nonstick cooking surfaces and self-cleaning ovens. They’ll keep things cleaner for you, but they can be deadly to your feathered friend.

Of course, it doesn’t end here. We also have guides on the full lists of plants that you should keep your pets far away from! Click below to learn more.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please reach out to us immediately!

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