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I have tried to make a habit of giving my home a good look-over every time I leave the house. I try to see it from a dog's perspective to be sure there is nothing they might mess with that they shouldn't. I have made a list of items that are particularly dangerous to dogs:
1. FoodsFood poisoning in dogs is the most frequently reported poisoning to the Pet Poison Helpline. Keep the candy dish out of reach, especially chocolate. It can cause seizures, irregular heart beat, tremors or even death. Sugarless gum is very dangerous as well. Grapes, raisins and avocados are also poisonous to dogs.
It is a rule at my house that the dogs do not get any people food. I teach my grandkids this practically from the time they are born.
2. HouseplantsDogs don't know the difference between the grass that grows outside and your ivy houseplant. They just like to munch on green stuff from time to time. Many varieties of houseplants are poisonous to dogs. Always research the type of plants you plan to have sitting around. Also please be aware of any outside plants that your dog has access to.
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Have you had any incidents with your dog getting hold of something that was poison? Please leave your story in the comments below. Your story may help someone else.
-Remove the poison from your pet’s reach.
What should I do if I suspect my dog has ingested a poison?
-Get the container or substance to be able to take with you to vet or to describe to pet poison helpline.
-Gather a sample if your dog has vomited.
2. Animal Poison Control
3. Pet Poison Helpline
Be prepared with this information:
Here are a couple of great resources to have at home for pet emergencies:
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