D worm Good Puggle care is about making sure your home is a safe and happy environment for your dog. D worm Dogs have a naturally curious and mischievous nature. D worm In other words, d worm they will get into anything and everything if given half the chance. D worm 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, d worm and will be very appealing to him/her. D worm Although vital to your vehicle in the winter, d worm antifreeze is incredibly poisonous to dogs and can kill them. D worm Signs to watch for in your dog include: vomiting, d worm lethargy, d worm stumbling and seizures. D worm Should you suspect that your dog has ingested antifreeze call your vet immediately.
D worm 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. D worm Signs of bleach poisoning including vomiting, d worm excessive drooling, d worm and stomach pain. D worm If you suspect or know your dog has ingested bleach, d worm as part of your Puggle care you should not induce vomiting – call the vet immediately.
D worm Store bleach in a locked cupboard or high shelf for safety.
- Chocolate – Chocolate is toxic to dogs because it contains obromine. D worm Chocolate can kill dogs if ingested in small or large amounts. D worm Symptoms of chocolate poisoning include diarrhea, d worm vomiting, d worm excessive urination and activity, d worm and can lead to seizures. D worm Call your vet immediately if you suspect your Puggle has ingested chocolate.
D worm Make sure chocolate candies are where your dog can’t reach them, d worm 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. D worm You are responsible for Puggle care and, d worm therefore, d worm need to ensure that fabric softener, d worm clothing and dish detergent, d worm bathroom cleaners, d worm etc. D worm are kept in a safe place far from your dog’s reach. D worm The following are the signs and symptoms that may occur if your dog is suffering from chemical poisoning: Excessive drooling, d worm vomiting, d worm lethargy, d worm muscle weakness, d worm mouth burns, d worm and even a coma. D worm 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. D worm Excessive drooling, d worm vomiting and lethargy are the common symptoms exhibited by dogs that have been poisoned by fruit pits and/or seeds. D worm Your dog should be taken to the Vet right away.
D worm Do not leave the garbage lying around where your dog can get at it, d worm 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. D worm Some toxic plants include aloe, d worm ferns, d worm lilies and ivy. D worm If your dog has ingested a toxic plant, d worm the following are symptoms to watch for: vomiting and a stimulated nervous system. D worm Be sure to contact your Vet right away.
D worm Make sure you find out if your plants are harmful to your pet. D worm Keep those that are not out of his/her reach. D worm However, d worm if you do have plants that are toxic to dogs, d worm the best Puggle care you can employ is to rid your house of such plants.
- Mothballs – Moth balls are pure poison to dogs. D worm This shouldn’t surprise you considering the fact that moth balls contain insecticide. D worm A dog that ingests a moth ball will likely have symptoms of vomiting and seizures. D worm Your dog needs immediate veterinary care if you suspect or saw him/her ingest a moth ball. D worm Do not induce vomiting and rush them to the Vet right away as moth balls can result in liver failure.
D worm If you use moth balls, d worm get rid of them for your dog’s safety.
- Mouthwash– The product you love that gives you minty fresh breath doesn’t provide your dog with the same benefits. D worm Most mouthwashes actually have an ingredient known as boric acid in them. D worm Boric acid is extremely toxic to dogs and when ingested, d worm leads to symptoms including excessive drooling, d worm vomiting, d worm seizures and coma. D worm Your dog should be taken to his/her Vet right away if you suspect or know that this poisoning has occurring. D worm Note: Boric acid can also be found in denture cleaner and contact lens solution.
D worm Keep mouthwash and other Boric acid items out of reach for best Puggle care.
- Tylenol – Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be quite deadly to dogs. D worm This drug is particularly toxic to dogs because canines do not have the necessary liver enzymes to break it down. D worm Symptoms of Tylenol toxicity including: excessive drooling, d worm lethargy and stomach pain. D worm Call your Vet right away.
D worm Keep Tylenol and all medication in a proper medicine cabinet well out of your dog’s reach. D worm
- Watch batteries – It only takes 12 hours for an ingested watch battery to kill your dog. D worm Swallowing a watch battery can result in a fatal stomach ulceration. D worm Any alkaline battery produces this same effect and symptoms include: excessive drooling, d worm loss of appetite, d worm lethargy and vomiting. D worm See your vet for immediate Puggle care if you suspect your dog has swallowed a battery.
D worm Keep all batteries in a safe, d worm secure location far from the reach of your Puggle.