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