Household Poison Prevention from Apple Valley Veterinarian in Plantsville
Household Pet Poisoning can be deadly for dogs and cats. At Apple Valley Veterinarians in Plantsville CT, we help pet owners keep their pets safe. By offering urgent care services to pets of Plantsville and Southington, we help protect the pets of our community from accidental poisoning.
Keep Your Pet Away from Toxic Substances
There are many toxic substances found in households. As your pet’s veterinarian in Southington, our veterinarians Dr. Freiman and Dr. Rothstein are proud to provide poison prevention tips to pet owners.
- Watch your pet when preparing food in the kitchen – Many human foods are toxic to dogs and cats. A few examples are onions, grapes and raisins, and chocolate. Recently xylitol, an artificial sweetener that does not cause problems in people but is highly toxic to animals, has been a very om on the toxin. Many so-called “sugar-free” foods may obtain this ingredient, so check labels carefully. Watch your pet any time that you’re preparing food that may be toxic to cats or dogs to ensure that your pet doesn’t sneak food off of your counter
- Never feed your pet from the table – Feeding your pet food from the table will encourage your pet to develop a taste for human food, which could encourage your pet to sneak bites of it in the future.
- Be careful to store medications properly and to discard any leftover pills – Many may be toxic to animals, and even those that might be safe will be in doses that are inappropriate and dangerous for pets.
- Keep your garbage can locked or hidden from your pet – Some pets, especially large dogs, are prone to digging through the garbage to find food that has been thrown away. To prevent this, keep your garbage can locked and out of your pet’s reach.
- Know which plants are toxic to dogs and cats – A variety of household plants are toxic to cats and dogs! If you grow plants in your home or in your yard, talk to us to find out what types of plants could be dangerous for your pet.
- Store household chemicals safely – At the very least, these will irritate your pets’ digestive tracts and leave you unpleasant messes to clean up, but ingestion of even small amounts of others can be fatal.
- Know the symptoms of pet poisoning – Symptoms of pet poisoning include labored breathing, seizures, excessive panting or drooling, vomiting, diarrhea and more. If your pet displays concerning symptoms, contact us right away.
Contact Apple Valley Vets in Southington for More Information Today!
As your pet’s veterinarian near Southington, we help keep pets in our community safe from toxic substances. If you believe your pet has ingested a toxic substance, contact us today at (860) 628-9635.