Are These Pet Toxins in Your Home?

Do you think the following pet poisons are in your home? Most likely, they are! Here, your Gresham, OR vet tells you about three common pet toxins found indoors.

Toxic Human Foods

Just about any typical kitchen contains plenty of foods that aren’t safe for pets. These include onions, garlic, chives, avocado, grapes and raisins, chocolate, candy, caffeine, alcohol, salt, fatty foods, and many more. Don’t leave these substances where pets may be able to reach them.

Human Medication

Various human medications, including aspirin, antidepressants, over-the-counter drugs, cough syrup, and much more, can harm a pet who ingests too much. Keep your pet’s access to your medicine cabinet restricted at all times. Also be sure to store your medications and your pet’s separately.

Poisonous Plants

Elephant ear, dieffenbachia, poinsettias, oleander, lilies, tulips, daffodils, certain aloe plants, the sago palm—these are only some of the many, many plants and flowers out there that can poison your pet or irritate their mouth and stomach. Check through your home and remove any offenders, and ask your vet to provide a complete list of harmful plants.

Contact to your pet clinic Gresham, OR right away if your pet has swallowed something they shouldn’t have.