Hidden Poisons Dangerous to your Pets

18 November 2015 Category: Uncategorized

Hidden Household Pet Poisons

Steer your pet away from toxic items that lurk within your home.

Anyone who has a pet knows how difficult it can be to keep them away from food and items that they shouldn’t eat. From leftover candy to table scraps, dogs and cats have the propensity to eat anything and everything around the house.

What we don’t know is that some of these items that may seem innocent are poisonous to our furry friends.

Here are four household items which can threaten your animals’ life:

  • Ibuprofen
    This medicine inhibits the blood flow to the kidneys and attacks the stomach lining in pets. Cats are particularly sensitive to these tables, so much so that one 200 mg tablet could be fatal! Store these tablet bottles well away from prying paws and take extra caution when handling the tablets.
  • Cocoa Mulch
    This mulch is popular for landscaping as it derives from cocoa shells, which gives it a certain smell of chocolate. Unfortunately, the scent is tempting for your animals. Any dog owner will know that chocolate, even a minute amount, can cause dogs a great deal of harm. This is due to the caffeine and theobromine content which causes vomiting, muscle tremors, and seizures.
  • Antifreeze
    While this product is great for getting your car ready for winter, it can turn into a silent killer for your pets if consumed. It has a deceptively sweet taste and small which can tempt your dog or cat to lap up the toxic liquid. To be safe, keep the bottle far away from animals and clean up any leaks or drips on garage floors.
  • Azaleas
    These lilies are popular in the garden but contain grayanotoxin, which is poisonous even in small quantities. Avoid planting these in the garden and steer away from them while taking your dog on a walk!

It’s not always east to detect poisoning in your pets, but if you suspect that your pet has accidentally eaten any of these household substances, contact a vet immediately! For those unexpected vet visits, rely on Massive Insurance pet insurance that you can fall back on. This provides you with the protection to keep you and your four-legged friend safe and treated. Visit us in Pasadena, California or give us a call today.