Preventative Care@3x

If it’s there pets can find a way into it.

Apr 29, 2012 | Arizona Pet Health

Sometimes its easy to forget how much pets are like small children. They can find their way into the most amazing places and get themselves into trouble in the blink of an eye. Its always a good idea to take a simple look your house every once in a while to make sure there is nothing that they can get into that will hurt them.

a few common household things to look out for are.

1. Your Medications

Pets, especially dogs, love eating things off the floor. A simple dropped pill can be devastating to your pets system. Its not always the pills you expect even that can cause the most harm. Things as seemingly innocuous as a simple aspirin can lead to a trip to the emergency room for your beloved friend.

2. Bug Killer

We all Know how toxic bug spray can be to humans, its no different with pets. What sometimes gets overlooked though is where you use those chemicals, like your back yard. Make sure you read the labels carefully before you use any product that will come in contact with your pet.

3. Your Dinner

Pets LOVE eating people food, its tasty so why wouldn’t they. We all know how hard it is to not give in when they sit next to you and give you that look, but its not good for their bodies. Many common ingredients in people food can cause your pets to get very sick.

4. Everyday Household Products

Everything from simple fire logs to that bag of markers your kids left out and everything in between can be an unforeseen hazard. Many animals like to chew and they dont have any idea what they are chewing or whats might be inside whats being chewed. Keep an eye open for things lying around that can get teeth on them.

5. Plants

We love plants in our houses, it helps keep the air clean and also just looks nice. This is a concern for all pet owners, but mostly this effects cat owners. Some of the prettiest plants are not so pretty when they have been eaten by your beloved cat.

These 5 simple tips can help kepe your pet safe in and around your home and save you a trip to the emergancy room

Disclaimer: Not intended to be a substitute for professional veterinarian advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian with any questions you may have regarding the medical condition of your pet. If you think your pet has a medical emergency, call or visit your veterinarian or your local veterinary emergency hospital immediately.