COMMON HOUSEHOLD DANGERS

Below is a listing of items that should be kept safely stored and away from your pet:

Anitfreeze.
De-icing salts used to melt snow and ice.
Chemicals used on lawns and gardens, such as fertilizer and plant food.
Cedar and other soft wood shavings, including pine. They emit fumes that may be dangerous to small mammals like hamsters and gerbils.
Human medications including pills and ointments.
String, yarn, rubber bands, and dental floss.
Toys with removable parts-like squeaky toys or stuffed animals with plastic eyes.

As a pet owner, there are other areas of the house that should be made "pet-proof" to ensure the health and safety of your pet:

Keep all electric cords out of reach or covered by a chew-proof guard. Puppies and kittens will chew on anything.
Don't leave any medicines on tables, chairs, or in open cabinets.
Cover your outside pool or pond. Many heavily-coated dogs and cats may be unable to swim to safety when their coats are soaking wet.
Keep all painting supplies in closed cabinets.

 

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NCVEC
1645 S. U.S. Hwy 421
Westville, IN 46391
(219) 785-7300

Please call us at (219) 785-7300 for your pet's emergency needs.

 

North Central Veterinary Emergency Center, 1645 S. U.S. Highway 421, Westville, IN 46391, Phone: (219) 785-7300
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