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Is your home safe for your Fur Kids? It might surprise you to know how many hazards there are in a typical home for the pets we love.
Most everyone is aware that anti-freeze, pest sprays, rat poison and the like should be kept where no pet can get to them. And many of us have heard about plants that are poison to our pets such as mistletoe, lilies and poinsettias.
But have you ever considered the following potential dangers to your pet?
1. Electrical cords; pets chewing on electrical cords can receive a potentially fatal shock. This is especially prevalent around the holidays when extension cords are often used.
2. Ingesting harmful foods; chocolate can be fatal to pets. 3. Worn out toys; toys that are worn or badly chewed can begin to fall apart and small pieces of them can be swallowed.
4. Garbage; pets that get into the garbage can may eat bones, coffee grounds, spoiled food, cigarette butts, etc.
5. Chemicals; pets may ingest cleanser, soap, bleach, mothballs, paint, pool chemicals, fertilizers, etc.
6. Medications; many medications intended for humans can be fatal to pets, as can nicotine gum.
7. Open clothes dryer doors; the dryer is a wonderfully warm spot for a cat to take a nap?make sure they can't get inside.
Other things may not be as obvious as those listed above. I once had a kitten that, unknown to me, swallowed a needle and thread. My first indication was a lump I noticed on his throat. When I got him to the vet, x-rays were taken and the item removed. The kitten and I were both traumatized!
When you are using potentially dangerous tools like power saws, drills, etc., make sure your pet is confined to an area away from your work place. Is your ceiling fan running when your bird is flying free in the house?
Pets usually investigate things with their mouths, and there are many dangers in the average home. Take a look around your house and see just how safe it is for your Furr Kids. A quick check may save your pet from injury or death, and you from expensive vet bills!
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Cold Noses: Adoptable Pets of the Week
(904) 630-2489. coj.net/pets. Daisy is a 1-year-old female domestic medium-hair cat (ID no. 40150). Meet her at St. Johns County Pet Center, 130 N. Stratton Road, St. Augustine. Regular hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Gates close at 4 p.m. ...
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Pets: Daisy's Day gala raises funds to pay for vet care
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With this gift, PAHS created the Daisy Fund, which provides assistance for animals whose owners cannot afford their pets' urgent veterinary care. With this fund, sick or injured animals will not have to be surrendered to animal shelters or euthanized ...
How a Yorkie named Andrew helps city seniors care for their pets
From helping you get exercise to lowering blood pressure and lessening anxiety, the benefits of pet ownership are immeasurable. But owning a pet can be costly and daunting, especially for senior citizens living on a fixed income or suffering from ...
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Chata, a female American pit bull mix about 5-years old, is the East Bay SPCA's pet of the week. Chata has a sunny personality and a great sense of humor. If you are hoping for a mutually satisfying, low-maintenance pet-guardian relationship, she's ...
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