Alben Good Puggle care is about making sure your home is a safe and happy environment for your dog. Alben Dogs have a naturally curious and mischievous nature. Alben In other words, alben they will get into anything and everything if given half the chance. Alben The following are 10 items that you may have around your home which are hazardous to your dog’s health –

  • Antifreeze – Antifreeze tastes like a sweet treat to your dog, alben and will be very appealing to him/her. Alben Although vital to your vehicle in the winter, alben antifreeze is incredibly poisonous to dogs and can kill them. Alben Signs to watch for in your dog include: vomiting, alben lethargy, alben stumbling and seizures. Alben Should you suspect that your dog has ingested antifreeze call your vet immediately.

Alben Make sure you store antifreeze on a high shelf or in a locked cupboard to avoid spills or the chance of your dog getting into it.

  • Bleach – Household bleach is extremely toxic to dogs and can lead to death if ingested. Alben Signs of bleach poisoning including vomiting, alben excessive drooling, alben and stomach pain. Alben If you suspect or know your dog has ingested bleach, alben as part of your Puggle care you should not induce vomiting – call the vet immediately.

Alben Store bleach in a locked cupboard or high shelf for safety.

  • Chocolate – Chocolate is toxic to dogs because it contains obromine. Alben Chocolate can kill dogs if ingested in small or large amounts. Alben Symptoms of chocolate poisoning include diarrhea, alben vomiting, alben excessive urination and activity, alben and can lead to seizures. Alben Call your vet immediately if you suspect your Puggle has ingested chocolate.

Alben Make sure chocolate candies are where your dog can’t reach them, alben especially when you have guests over for the holidays.

  • Detergent – There are a variety of household detergents and other chemicals that are incredibly toxic to dogs. Alben You are responsible for Puggle care and, alben therefore, alben need to ensure that fabric softener, alben clothing and dish detergent, alben bathroom cleaners, alben etc. Alben are kept in a safe place far from your dog’s reach. Alben The following are the signs and symptoms that may occur if your dog is suffering from chemical poisoning: Excessive drooling, alben vomiting, alben lethargy, alben muscle weakness, alben mouth burns, alben and even a coma. Alben Contact your Vet right away and do not induce vomiting.
  • Fruit pits and seeds – The pits and seeds of most fruits are actually toxic to dogs. Alben Excessive drooling, alben vomiting and lethargy are the common symptoms exhibited by dogs that have been poisoned by fruit pits and/or seeds. Alben Your dog should be taken to the Vet right away.

Alben Do not leave the garbage lying around where your dog can get at it, alben and keep fruit out of your dog’s reach.

  • House plants – Many of the lovely plants you have in your home can actually be deadly to your dog. Alben Some toxic plants include aloe, alben ferns, alben lilies and ivy. Alben If your dog has ingested a toxic plant, alben the following are symptoms to watch for: vomiting and a stimulated nervous system. Alben Be sure to contact your Vet right away.

Alben Make sure you find out if your plants are harmful to your pet. Alben Keep those that are not out of his/her reach. Alben However, alben if you do have plants that are toxic to dogs, alben the best Puggle care you can employ is to rid your house of such plants.

  • Mothballs – Moth balls are pure poison to dogs. Alben This shouldn’t surprise you considering the fact that moth balls contain insecticide. Alben A dog that ingests a moth ball will likely have symptoms of vomiting and seizures. Alben Your dog needs immediate veterinary care if you suspect or saw him/her ingest a moth ball. Alben Do not induce vomiting and rush them to the Vet right away as moth balls can result in liver failure.

Alben If you use moth balls, alben get rid of them for your dog’s safety.

  • MouthwashThe product you love that gives you minty fresh breath doesn’t provide your dog with the same benefits. Alben Most mouthwashes actually have an ingredient known as boric acid in them. Alben Boric acid is extremely toxic to dogs and when ingested, alben leads to symptoms including excessive drooling, alben vomiting, alben seizures and coma. Alben Your dog should be taken to his/her Vet right away if you suspect or know that this poisoning has occurring. Alben Note: Boric acid can also be found in denture cleaner and contact lens solution.  

Alben Keep mouthwash and other Boric acid items out of reach for best Puggle care.

  • Tylenol – Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be quite deadly to dogs. Alben This drug is particularly toxic to dogs because canines do not have the necessary liver enzymes to break it down. Alben Symptoms of Tylenol toxicity including: excessive drooling, alben lethargy and stomach pain. Alben Call your Vet right away.

Alben Keep Tylenol and all medication in a proper medicine cabinet well out of your dog’s reach. Alben

  • Watch batteries – It only takes 12 hours for an ingested watch battery to kill your dog. Alben Swallowing a watch battery can result in a fatal stomach ulceration. Alben Any alkaline battery produces this same effect and symptoms include: excessive drooling, alben loss of appetite, alben lethargy and vomiting. Alben See your vet for immediate Puggle care if you suspect your dog has swallowed a battery.

Alben Keep all batteries in a safe, alben secure location far from the reach of your Puggle.