Each year there are many tragic accidents in the home because a dog or cat accidentally ingests a poisonous substance. Most of these accidents can be avoided.
Make your home poison-free by checking for things that could harm your pet.
Protecting Your Pet
One of the best things you can do to protect your pet is to check closets and lower cabinet areas to make sure doors fit properly. Child-proof (or pet-proof) locks are recommended for homes where dogs or cats have learned to open cabinet doors. Pets can get into closets and under cabinets where cleaning supplies are kept and accidentally poison themselves.
Keep cleaning supplies in areas where your dog or cat cannot get them. Make sure that caps are always securely in place. When using cleaning supplies do not leave them sitting out even for a minute unattended. It only takes a moment for a pet to lick bleach or another cleaning product and become ill. Even sniffing bleach can make your pet sick.
Keep human medications out of the reach of pets at all times. Human medications have been the top hazard on the ASPCA’s list of pet poisons for many years. They received ore than 50,000 calls about pets taking pills (both prescription and over-the-counter) in 2008. Keep medications out of the reach of pets! Put them up where pets can’t reach them, preferably in a medicine cabinet.
Follow directions and label instructions for flea and tick medications and keep other insecticides away from pets. Poisonings related to flea and tick medications can be big trouble, especially if you use dog flea and tick preventive on your cat. Use the correct flea and tick medication for your cat or dog and you can prevent many of these cases.
Watch what you feed your dog! That particularly applies to chocolate which is a big offender. Chocolate is poisonous to dogs and can cause tremors, seizures and heart problems in extreme cases.
Do not use rat poison near dogs or cats. Rat poison can kill your pet.
Some houseplants can be poisonous to pets. Keep plants away from your dog or cat. It’s usually best to keep plants up high where your pet can’t reach them. Even if your plant isn’t poisonous you can keep your pet from eating or digging in the plant by keeping it out of the way.
Drain cleaners, anti-freeze and other chemicals can kill your dog or cat. Please keep them put up safely out of the way at all times.
These are some of the specific things that can create dangers for your pet in your home. You should also use common sense and keep your pet away from things you bring into the home that could lead to problems.
If you bring a can of paint into the house or fluid to light a barbecue grill, you should obviously watch them closely to keep your pet away.
Use care and don’t let your beloved pet become a victim.
Keep Your Pets Healthy, Naturally
Just like us, domesticated animals like dogs and cats are affected by the health hazards of modern living. Pollution, poor nutrition, stress and unhealthy lifestyles can lead to a variety of illnesses and conditions that are very similar to those experienced by people.
As our Native Remedies customers grew to know and trust our range of natural remedies for children and adults, they began asking for safe, effective natural solutions especially designed for their pets. As treasured members of their families, our customers wanted their pets to be able to receive the same benefits as they had discovered for themselves with Native Remedies.
In many cases, our natural remedies for humans were used with great effect for the pets in the family and, as time went on, we could no longer ignore the need for remedies especially formulated for pets, with pet-friendly doses and remedies which could be easily administered. Out of this was born PetAlive – a range of herbal and homeopathic remedies to help with a variety of ailments commonly experienced by dogs, cats, horses, and small pets.
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