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Ryan Croman | Household hazards: How To Keep Your Dog Safe


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Ryan Croman discusses the various ways to keep your dog safe from household hazards. For more dog owner tips from Ryan Croman, visit his website:

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Ryan Croman | Household hazards: How To Keep Your Dog Safe

  2. 2. Dogs are curious by nature and they like to explore. Even though homes are sanctuaries, it’s important to safety-proof your house or apartment from hazards that are harmful or deadly to your dog or any other pet. SAFETY Here are some ways to keep your pets safe from household hazards in your home:
  3. 3. 1. AVOID TOXIC SUBSTANCES It’s obvious that dogs and humans are different biologically. Talk to you vet and make sure you have access to a list of substances from the Pet Poison Helpline and articles on seasonal foods that are toxic so you can keep them away from your pup! Below is a list of foods or products to keep away from your pet: Chocolate Rodent Poisons (and other pest control products) Vitamins and Minerals (Vitamin D3 and Iron) NSAIDs (Naproxen, Ibuprofen) Cold and Allergy Medications Antidepressants Xylitol
  4. 4. 2. CHECK EVERY ROOM Before your pet enters the room, every room needs to be checked for hazardous products. The Pet Poison Helpline also offers a helpful infographic that shows general hazards in each room. Complete a thorough check of each room for items on the list. Replace poisonous items with green dog products.
  5. 5. 3. EDUCATE YOUR FAMILY Make sure other family members know which products are harmful to animals. Offer information or provide a demonstration of which household products should be thrown away or kept away from your dog’s reach. The more your family and others know about how to keep your dog safer in the home can help everyone feel more at ease.
  6. 6. 4. RECOGNIZE DOG POISONING SYMPTOMS The first step to identifying a sick dog is to research and understand poisoning symptoms. A lack of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy are common symptoms of poisoning in dogs and other animals. The sooner you understand these symptoms, the sooner you can get a prognosis and cure for your pet.
  7. 7. 5. TIME IS CRUCIAL…PLAN FOR EMERGENCIES! If there is a pet poisoning emergency, time is crucial. Make sure you have a health kit or easy access to a vet if needed. Keep an eye of your dog and be aware of how they’re feeling throughout the day. Understanding your pet’s needs not only helps you avoid future problems, but it also can help notify you to any worrisome symptoms if you suspect your pet has an illness!
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