Keeping Your Dog Safe : Common Household Hazards

There are food and common household items that can be dangerous to your new dog. They should be stored safely beyond their reach. This is not a complete list, but a basic list of more common hazardous household items.

Food Hazards :  Not all food consumed by humans are safe for pets. Here is a list of foods that can be hazardous:

• Alcoholic beverages

• Caffeine

• Chocolate, especially dark and bakers chocolate

• Fatty foods

• Cooked chicken and turkey bones

• Grapes and raisins

• Onions

• Macadamia nuts

• Salt and sugar

• Yeast dough

Everyday Items : Be conscious of the everyday items that are poisonous to your dog and keep them secured:

• All medications

• Antifreeze

• Rodent poison

• Batteries

• Car care products

• Fertilizer

• Household cleaners

• Cigarettes and products that contain nicotine

• Insecticides

• Chemicals for pools and ponds

• Certain Plants such as Easter Lilies, Philodendrons & Poinsettias

If your pet ingests a dangerous substance, don’t hesitate. Call the ASPCA’s poison hotline at 1-888-426-4435 (some fees may apply).

For more useful information, please download our free Dog manual.

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