Pet Poisons at Home

That’s right—your home undoubtedly already contains a few pet poisons! How do you keep your pet from harm? Learn more below from a vet in Richardson, TX.

Toxic Plants

There are quite a lot of toxic plants and flowers out there for our pets. The list includes lilies, tulips, daffodils, ivy, oleander, azalea, poinsettias, certain aloe plants, dieffenbachia, and many more. Check your home and landscaping, and remove any toxic plant life if necessary. Ask your vet about common poisonous plants in your area.

Human Foods

Garlic, onions, grapes, raisins, chives, chocolate, avocado, candy, gum, caffeinated food and drinks, fatty items, certain nuts, salty foods, alcohol… the list of toxic human foods for pets goes on and on. Store all harmful items where your pet can’t reach.

Pesticides and Rodenticides

Pesticide and rodenticide products work well to kill off pests entering our homes; they also can prove deadly to our animal companions! These products are poisons, so it’s imperative that you restrict your pet’s access tightly. Place pesticides with extreme caution, and ask your vet about pet-safe alternative methods for pest control.

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