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Hazards Around The Home & Holiday Pet Hazards

Toxic Items Around the House

There are many items found around the home that you may not realize could be a potential danger for your pets. We often think about holiday hazards this time of the year, but there are common household items that are around the house all year long that may often be overlooked.

Plants
Do you have household plants? Click here for a list of common household plants that are harmful to our pets. If you find that you do have some of these throughout your house, be sure to keep them out of reach of your four-legged family members.

Food
We all enjoy giving our dogs some table scraps as a treat, but we need to be cautious with what we are feeding to our pets. If you are giving them an occasional treat from the table, be sure to reference the list here for harmful foods.

Medications
Unless directed by your veterinarian, it is important to never administer human medications to your pets. Click here for some information on harmful human medications.

Household Items
Below are a few items commonly found around the house:

• Antifreeze and de-icing salts
• Chemicals for lawns & gardens
• Pest control products
• Garbage cans
• Human medications
• Household plants
• Rubber bands, yarn and string
• Leftovers and meat bones
• Chocolate

Learn more about hazards around the home from The Humane Society of the United States.

Tis’ the Season | Holiday Pet Hazards 

As we all know, the holiday season is fast approaching! When you are decorating and preparing for this time of year, keep in mind some of the dangers that could accompany the season.

• Tinsel, ornaments and decorations
• Lighting and candles
• Ribbon and gift wrap
• Food including deserts and leftovers
• Holiday plants