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Marching Forward to a Poison-Free Pup: Tips for Keeping Your Furry Friend Safe!


As a dog owner, it's essential to keep your furry friend safe from harm, especially during Poison Prevention Awareness Month in March. While many of us are aware of common household items that can be dangerous to dogs, such as chocolate and grapes, there are plenty of other items that may be less obvious but just as toxic. Here are some reminders of things around the house that may be toxic for dogs.


Cleaning Products

Many cleaning products contain chemicals that can be harmful to dogs if ingested. This includes bleach, toilet bowl cleaner, and window cleaner. Make sure to store all cleaning products in a secure location that your dog cannot access.


Human Medications

Many human medications can be toxic to dogs, including acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and antidepressants. Make sure to keep all medications in a secure location that your dog cannot access.


Foods

Some human foods can be dangerous for dogs to consume. This includes chocolate, grapes, raisins, onions, garlic, and avocado. Keep these foods out of reach of your dog, and make sure to dispose of any leftovers properly.


Plants

Some indoor and outdoor plants can be toxic to dogs, including lilies, aloe vera, and daffodils. Check with your veterinarian or do some research before bringing any new plants into your home or yard.


Pesticides and Fertilizers

Pesticides and fertilizers can be toxic to dogs if ingested. Keep these products out of reach of your dog, and be sure to follow the instructions carefully when using them in your yard or garden.


Batteries

Batteries contain toxic chemicals that can be harmful to dogs if ingested. Make sure to dispose of all used batteries in a secure location that your dog cannot access.


Alcohol

Alcohol can be toxic to dogs, even in small amounts. Keep all alcoholic beverages out of reach of your dog, and never intentionally give your dog alcohol.


Nicotine

Nicotine is toxic to dogs, and even a small amount can be dangerous. Make sure to keep all cigarettes, nicotine gum, and other tobacco products out of reach of your dog.


In conclusion, there are many things around the house that may be toxic to dogs. By being aware of these potential dangers and taking steps to keep them out of reach, you can help keep your furry friend safe and healthy. If you suspect that your dog has ingested something toxic, contact your veterinarian immediately for advice.



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