Is Your Home a Pet Death Trap?

Whether you intend to bring a new dog into your home or you already have a dog living with you, the following safety tips will help ensure your pet’s prolonged health and happiness:

As risky as a dog can sometimes prove to a dwelling, similarly the house can even also as or even more dangerous to a dog. Some pet owners found out about this the hard way, to their great distress (and even greater price) through the years.

Death By Chocolate is not a particularly amusing idea in the canine world. Neither, for that matter, is death by rat bait, death by the ever toxic antifreeze, nor the less common death by lead paint poisoning.
Whether you intend to bring a new dog into your home or you already have a dog living with you, the following safety tips will help ensure your pet’s prolonged health and happiness:

  • All drugs, vitamins, herbal teas and other curatives are potentially poisonous to dogs and should be kept securely stored in closed cabinets or drawers.
  • Household cleaners and motor additives,  especially antifreeze, should also be kept well out of their reach.  The canisters should be carefully disposed of when emptied.
  • Blue boxes and other garbage bins must be kept securely lidded all the time.
  • On no account should you place bugs, cockroach or mouse poison where a dog can smell them out.
  • Always place a clean bowl of water out for your dog and discourage it from drinking from the toilet.  Also keep the toilet lid down. As an added precaution, never use automatic toilet bowl fresheners when you have pets around.
  • Never leave food around that could be fatal to a dog. This is gravely important in the case of chicken (brittle bones can pierce a dog’s intestines) and chocolate (which can bring about canine blindness and death).
  • For the same reason, try to keep little, easily swallowed objects such as coins, toys and decorations safely out of the pet’s reach.
  • Bunch up those irresistibly chewable electrical cords before treating them with a bitter-tasting spray, which is available through most pet centers and vet’s centers.

 For more lists of precautions and pet advice, visit  your local Animal Welfare Society, nearest animal shelter, or pet websites.

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  1. oziasrul

    On November 24, 2011 at 7:28 am

    nice share

  2. Vicky247

    On November 24, 2011 at 7:46 am

    Thanks for this details article very nice.

  3. megamatt09

    On November 24, 2011 at 7:50 am

    That is rather something to consider.

  4. girishpuri

    On November 24, 2011 at 8:56 am

    nice share

  5. Aroosa Hermosa

    On November 24, 2011 at 9:09 am

    great share.

  6. juny423

    On November 24, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Interesting

  7. Yvhes P.

    On November 24, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Thanks for a great article. Great information.

  8. jennifer eiffel01

    On November 24, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    My dog was carried away by an eagle, But a friend walks by out house with her dog, Pingy, and she lets him down in our house. So these should be helpful tips.

  9. SharifaMcFarlane

    On November 24, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Good advice. Chocolate is bad for dogs.

  10. Socorro Lawas

    On November 24, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    These are indeed helpful tips to ensure the health and happiness of our pets.

  11. Brenda Nelson

    On November 24, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Also never assume your kids are pet smart, if they over feed your pet, or give it the wrong food, they could kill it, if they drop it they could kill it and so forth, kids must be taught boundaries about pets.

  12. misterdd

    On November 24, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    thanks for informations athena

  13. tenwaystoten

    On November 24, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Great tips thank you

  14. Scarix

    On November 24, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Great share dear.

  15. profreelancer

    On November 25, 2011 at 1:40 am

    thanks for the share dear…….

  16. ittech

    On November 25, 2011 at 7:52 am

    thanks for this share

  17. CHIPMUNK

    On November 25, 2011 at 8:06 am

    An excellent article well added tips

  18. Uma Shankari

    On November 25, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Great tips. Fortunately, our pet dog doesn’t touch, bite, chew or eat what is not specifically given to him in his feeding vessel.

  19. Hettie

    On November 26, 2011 at 5:27 am

    Great article, Thank you for the good information; :)

  20. Netty net

    On November 27, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    I wouldn’t let my cat eat chocolate, So good share.

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