Keeping poisons away from pets
Adults typically make sure to keep household articles that might be poisonous out of reach of children. But dogs and cats can be just as vulnerable to the toxic effects of some everyday items.
- Did you know that anti-freeze can taste like a treat to your dog or cat? It’s sugar-sweet, but is extremely poisonous to pets. Be careful not to spill any when you top off your car, and don’t leave containers around the house where your pet could chew through them.
- The poinsettia plant is just one of many that can be very dangerous — even fatal — to pets. Don’t let your pet chew on any plants. You’ll safeguard your pet’s health, and your neighbour with the flower garden will thank you.
- When using chemicals, watch for any puddles you may have left on the floor or ground. Pets can walk in these substances and then lick them off their feet. Among the substances to take care with: tar, cleaning fluids, polishes, insecticides, weed killers, fertilizers, paints, and solvents.
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