Your Pet Hazard Roundup for Poison Prevention Awareness Month

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You’ve probably heard that chocolate and antifreeze are dangerous for dogs, but did you also know that lilies, daffodils, onions, and grapes can also poison cats and dogs?

March is Poison Prevention Awareness Month, which means it’s the perfect time to talk about the common household items that may actually pose a great danger to our pets. Taking a few steps now to secure these things in your home — or remove them — could mean all the difference for your pet.

Flowers and Plants

Find out which plants are dangerous. With Easter just around the corner, you may want to rethink any Easter lilies you have around, since they can cause kidney failure in cats. Deck out your home with fake flowers instead, or enjoy your lilies in a no-cat room, or outdoors if your cat is strictly an indoor one.

Food

Watch out for the foods that are poisonous to dogs and poisonous to cats. The best way to avoid an issue with any of these foods is to keep humans foods closed away in your fridge or cupboards when you’re not in the room.

Chemicals

Cleaning supplies, unsurprisingly, can be harmful to pets if ingested. Find out how to keep your pets safe from your cleaning supplies.

If your pet does gobble down something they shouldn’t, call the Animal Poison Control Center immediately, then call your vet.

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