Keeping Your Pet Safe from Toxins at Home

No matter how safe you are, your home most likely already contains a few pet poisons! Not to fear, though—it just takes some simple precautionary measures to keep Fido or Fluffy safe. Here, your Mobile, AL veterinarian tells you more.

Human Food

Onions, garlic, chives, leeks, grapes and raisins, chocolate, candy, gum, alcohol, caffeine, certain nuts, avocado—the list of potentially harmful human foods goes on and on. Never allow your pet access to such items, and store harmful food in the refrigerator or kitchen cabinets where they belong.


Did you know that various human medicines, from aspirin and cough syrup to prescription pills and antidepressants, can harm pets? Child-proof plastic caps are no match for some pets, so be sure to keep the medicine cabinet tightly sealed at all times. Don’t leave medicine bottles out on the countertop where pets may be able to swipe them down.

Pesticides and Fertilizers

Do you use pesticides, fertilizers, herbicides, etc. on plants, the garden, or the lawn around your home? Don’t allow your pet to ingest recently treated plant life, because such products are likely toxic.

Talk to your Veterinarians Mobile, AL professional for more information about toxins at home.

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