Pet Preventative Care: Keeping Your Dogs and Cats Away from Deadly Toxins
Keeping your dogs and cats healthy starts with pet preventative care right in your own home. If you have a pet, our Santa Clarita veterinarian recommends going from room to room, through the garage and the yard—wherever your pet may go—to check for and remove any dangers. Specifically, make sure the following toxic things are well out of reach of curious pets, as these can severely sicken or even be fatal to your pets. A quick check around the house can keep your pet from harm.
Protect Your Dogs and Cats from the Following Toxic Dangers
Human Medications—The ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center says these are the number one pet poisoning agents. Symptoms for dogs and cats ingesting human meds differ depending on the animal and the medication. Quickly assess the situation: find the bottle and follow any poisoning instructions. Then call our Santa Clarita veterinarian immediately for help.
Anti-Freeze—This sweet-tasting substance is very attractive to pets, yet deadly in just a few licks. Clean up any automotive leaks immediately and keep your pet out of any area where a leak is likely to occur.
Other dangerous pet toxins include household cleaners, paints, personal care products, rat poisons, automotive and lawn and garden care products.