Never Assume These 5 Things Are Safe for Pets

Most of us have heard that chocolate is bad for dogs, but might not be aware of some other things that may not be pet safe. Here are 5 that could be sitting in your house. 

1. Medications

Never assume that a human medication is safe for your pet. Even though human medications may sometimes be prescribed for animals the dosages are rarely the same. Even over-the-counter medications can be toxic. Always check with your veterinarian and check out this video for more.

 

Most of us have heard that chocolate is bad for dogs, but might not be aware of some other things that may not be pet safe. Here are five that could be sitting in your house.  

2. Sago Palm

Dr. Justine Lee warns that the sago palm is often used as an ornamental plant. All parts of this attractive plant are poisonous. Take a look at the full article.

 

Most of us have heard that chocolate is bad for dogs, but might not be aware of some other things that may not be pet safe. Here are five that could be sitting in your house.  

3. Asthma Inhalers

Asthma inhalers make a tempting chew toy for dogs. They can also contain albuterol which may cause seizures, shock or even death. Dr. Justine Lee can help you protect your pooch from this disaster.

 

 

Most of us have heard that chocolate is bad for dogs, but might not be aware of some other things that may not be pet safe. Here are five that could be sitting in your house.  

4. Milk

We’ve all seen the classic cartoon of a cat sipping on milk, but the truth is milk does not always agree with our felines. Did you know that some cats are actually lactose intolerant? So make sure your kitty gets cat-appropriate treats in lieu of milk to avoid indegestion, vomiting and diarrhea. Learn more about why you should avoid giving your cat milk in this ASPCA article.

 

 

Most of us have heard that chocolate is bad for dogs, but might not be aware of some other things that may not be pet safe. Here are five that could be sitting in your house.  

5. Lead

Hopefully there’s not too much lead around your house. Still, you may be surprised by common sources: fishing sinkers, paint, and even bullets. Dr. Justine Lee talks about the dangers of lead poisoning in her article Lead Poisoning in Dogs and Cats.


If you have any questions or concerns, you should always visit or call your veterinarian -- they are your best resource to ensure the health and well-being of your pet

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