Tips to Prevent Pet Poisoning Tips to Prevent Pet Poisoning

Even though household items may seem harmless, they can cause harm to pets if they are consumed. The following information can be very helpful in helping you to become more aware of the potential dangers and preventive steps. Your pets, whether cats or dogs, can possibly roam free within your home. These are some essential tips to help you keep your family members away from poisonous items found in many Indian homes.

 Keep common cleaning agents away from pets.

Ensure your pet is not allowed to enter the dishwashing detergents or cleaning agents. These chemicals can cause stomach ulcers, burns on the tongue, and even infection.

Responsible pet care means that your pet cat or dog should be fed treats and food specially prepared with the right ingredients. Animal food should not be given to pets as their metabolism differs from human beings. This can cause seizures and frailty. Do not feed your dog chocolate, grapes or raisins. Avocados that fall under the superfood category can cause health problems in dogs and other pets. Not only are cigarettes and alcoholic beverages harmful to humans but also to animals in a greater way.

Rodenticides and pesticides may kill not only the pest but also your four-legged friend. These products are used to control cockroaches, insects and other pests. These products must be stored on a shelf at a height where your loved one cannot reach them after use.

  Beautiful plants can also poison pets.

You should know the dangers of certain flower and plant varieties. If ingested by pets, tulips, Easter lilies and rhododendrons can be fatal.

 Distinguish between cat food and dog medicine

Do not use an item meant for dogs on cats or vice versa. It is a waste of your pet’s life.

Your medicine for you may be lifesaving, but not for your pet.

All human medication and supplements should be kept in a locked cupboard that is out of reach of pets. Some medications can be toxic, even in small doses. These include pain killers, Advil and over-the-counter drugs like ibuprofen & Advil, as well as vitamins, blood pressure, cancer, and antidepressants.

Do not give medication to your pet companion without medical supervision.

You must only give your pet the medicine if a veterinarian has directed you. Make sure you give your pet the correct dose of the medication. Before purchasing anti-flea products for pregnant or injured pets, consult your veterinarian.

 Fresh greens are not allowed!

A newly fertilized garden should be closed to pets until all pesticides have dried. Spots of the house that have been subject to fogging or insecticidal sprays must be closed for the pet during the specified time.

You must place oil, gasoline, and other items for motor vehicles in places difficult to find for your animal friends.

 Carefully Read the Label

You must read all information on any label or pack regarding how to use the product on your pet. For better understanding and usage, it is important to immediately contact your vet or the manufacturer company if there are any ambiguities.

Here are some common signs of animal poisoning

You may experience unusual behavior like diarrhea, vomiting, black stool, excessive or too little urination, and nausea.

Call your vet immediately if your pet seems to be poisoned. The Animal Poison Control Center is run by veterinarians who are experts in toxicology. The certified staff can offer appropriate treatment based on the type of animal’s reaction to toxic substances. These veterinarian toxicologists are familiar with the many reactions that animals can have to poisonous substances.

Collect the vomit or find the poisonous substance so the vet can identify the type of poison in an emergency.