Saturday, April 2, 2011

Did you know dryer sheets are toxic to dogs and cats? If you use fabric softener sheets, keep them away from your pets. These sheets contain detergents known as cationics that are potentially harmful, especially to cats.

Fabric softener sheets and laundry can smell sweet to curious pet. These can cause serious digestive problems, irritation of the mouth and tongue, and even death. It may be tempting to put a fabric softener sheet in a pet's bed or kennel but don"t do it.
Here are some Cold Weather Hazards
Antitifreeze
Liquid potpourri
Ice melting products
Rat and mouse bait

Common Household Hazards
These can be toxic to animals. Human medications such as pain killers, including aspirin, acetaminophen, and ibuprofen,diet pills
cold medicines, anti-cancer drugs, anti-depressants, and vitamins.

Poisonous household plants include marijuana, sago palm, dieffenbachia (dumb cane), lilies, oleander, castor bean, tulips and narcissis, cyclamen, yew, azalea, geraniums, mistletoe, and philodendron.

Be careful with the rawhide doggie chews, they may be contaminated with Salmonella, which can infect pets and humans who come in contact with the chews. They also pose as a choking hazard as well.

Rubber bands,string, yarn, and dental floss are easy to swallow and can cause intestinal blockages or strangulation.

Be careful of collars that are too tight they can become imbedded into the skin of pets. The best way to measure is two fingers slip under collar.

Stuffed animals with plastic eyes, toys with removable parts, like squeaky toys can pose a choking hazard to animals.

Fabric softener sheets, mothballs, and pennies because of high zinc concertation.

Here are some Non-toxic Substances for Dogs and Cats
They are considered non-toxic, but may cause mild gastrointestinal upset
Water-based paints
Toilet bowl water
Silica gel
Poinsettia
Cat litter
Glue traps

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