Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Keeping Your Pets Safe

You love your pets, and you always want to keep them healthy and happy. You take them to veterinarian for regular checkups. You keep them healthy by getting them checked for heartworm and use preventative medications such as Frontline Plus. You give them a healthy and happy home. But there are some hazards around the home that you should be aware of.

For instance some foods and drinks that we humans enjoy can cause serious harm to your pets. Alcoholic and caffeinated beverages are harmful as is chocolate which can cause liver damage. Fatty foods can be dangerous as well. Some other known food hazards that your pets should not eat include grapes (including raisins), onions and macadamia nuts. Also keep medications of any kind out of reach of your pets—aspirin is very harmful to cats especially.

There are many other household items that can hurt your family companion. In the garage keep your pets away from antifreeze, rodent bait, fertilizers, and pesticides. Believe it or not, that ice melt product is especially harmful, as are car care products including oil and general cleaners.

If you have a pool or pond, keep the products used in those water features out of reach of your pets. Other potential household dangers include electrical cords and any other loose wires or codes that your pet could possible chew or become entangled in.

When traveling with your pet in your car, never put your pet in the back of your truck. He or she may fall or jump out while the vehicle is moving; don’t tie them to the bed of the truck either. Use a securely anchored crate if you must transport your pet in the back of your truck.

And finally don’t leave your pet inside your car during hot weather. Even a few minutes in a hot car can cause serious injuries including heatstroke or brain damage.


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