While there is a lot of focus on how to childproof a home, it’s important to be aware that there are also pet safety issues in any home. Not only should you be concerned for the wellbeing of your pet, but look also for problems that could result in your pet getting out or accidentally hurting someone. Watch For Poisons If you have a cat or dog, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the plants and foods that could be detrimental to their health. Certain plants can be poisonous to cats, who often chew on the leaves of houseplants. Both azaleas and Easter lilies are toxic to cats. Around the Christmas season, be aware that mistletoe and poinsettias are both poisonous as well. There are also many foods that are bad for both cats and dogs. Avocados, raisins, grapes, and chocolate are among the most common and can make an animal very sick. Keep such foods well out of reach of animals, as well as of kids who might feed them to your pets. Unexpected Dangers Remember that dogs can get into things that we as humans would never think to eat. They have been known to chew on dirty […]
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