Common Household Pet Toxins

While the inside of your home is far safer for your pet than outdoors, there are still things inside that can harm your furry friend. Below, your Thousand Oaks, CA vet tells you about just three of them and how to avoid the danger.

Toxic Foods

Your kitchen undoubtedly contains various toxic foods for pets. The list includes grapes, raisins, onions, garlic, chives, salt, caffeine, fatty foods, macadamia nuts, chocolate, candy, gum, alcohol, and much more. Never allow your pet to consume these foods; store them where pets can’t reach.

Human Medication

Various human medicines—aspirin, antidepressants, cough syrup, over-the-counter drugs, prescription medications, and much more—can prove harmful to pets if they ingest too much. Never leave pill bottles out where pets can reach them, as pets with strong jaws can chew right through child-proof caps.

Cleaning Supplies

Your supply closet is a haven of potential pet poisons. Everything from household cleaners, wood polish, and carpet shampoos to bleach, solvents, and drain cleaner can prove toxic to pets. Keep your supply closet closed tightly when you’re not using the products inside.

Keep your Thousand Oaks, CA animal hospital’s phone number close to call in the event of an emergency.

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