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Keep your pets protected this Fall!

Wed, Sep 8th 2021 09:00 am

With the changing seasons brings new seasonal hazards for your pets. Keep them safe by being aware and cautious of potentially poisonous items around your home.  Some of the items could include:



  1. Rodenticides – As the weather gets cooler outside, the mice and rats will be looking for a warmer place to stay and your home is toasty! So if you do need to use rat and mouse poison be sure to put it somewhere that your pets can’t access it.
  2. Chocolate – With Halloween right around the corner there will be tons of chocolate treats in the house. The theobromine and caffeine in chocolate is very dangerous to dogs, in fact the darker and more bitter the chocolate is the more dangerous it is.
  3. Compost/Mulch Piles – Before you start composting make sure the area is securely fenced off. Compost is especially dangerous as the decomposing organic matter can contain fungi which produce neurotoxins called tremorgenic mycotoxins.

Signs of ingestion can include; agitation, panting, drooling, vomiting, diarrhea and incoordination. Now, some of these (panting and drooling) may seem normal for your dog, but if you suspect your furry friend has consumed something they shouldn’t have, call your vet immediately.