It’s National Animal Poison Prevention Week, and there are ways for you to protect your pets, especially in your home.
Not all food you eat is safe for your pets. Don’t give your pets chocolate, onion, garlic, coffee, avocados, raisins or grapes.
You should also never give your pets fruit pits, like peach pits, or any bones, which can splinter and damage their digestive system.
Store your pets’ medications somewhere separate from your own so you never accidentally give them human meds.
Make sure your meds are stored in a secure place so your pets can never accidentally get into them.
Always keep cleaning supplies in a secure place that your pets can’t get to. These chemicals can be very harmful for them.
Make sure your pets can’t get to batteries, potpourri, yarn, rubber bands, or floss in your home, all of which can be harmful.
Also protect pets from insecticides, antifreeze, plant food and fertilizer outside. And know which plants are poisonous to them.