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Nemocid Good Puggle care is about making sure your home is a safe and happy environment for your dog. Nemocid Dogs have a naturally curious and mischievous nature. Nemocid In other words, nemocid they will get into anything and everything if given half the chance. Nemocid 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, nemocid and will be very appealing to him/her. Nemocid Although vital to your vehicle in the winter, nemocid antifreeze is incredibly poisonous to dogs and can kill them. Nemocid Signs to watch for in your dog include: vomiting, nemocid lethargy, nemocid stumbling and seizures. Nemocid Should you suspect that your dog has ingested antifreeze call your vet immediately.

Nemocid 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. Nemocid Signs of bleach poisoning including vomiting, nemocid excessive drooling, nemocid and stomach pain. Nemocid If you suspect or know your dog has ingested bleach, nemocid as part of your Puggle care you should not induce vomiting – call the vet immediately.

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

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

Nemocid Make sure chocolate candies are where your dog can’t reach them, nemocid 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. Nemocid You are responsible for Puggle care and, nemocid therefore, nemocid need to ensure that fabric softener, nemocid clothing and dish detergent, nemocid bathroom cleaners, nemocid etc. Nemocid are kept in a safe place far from your dog’s reach. Nemocid The following are the signs and symptoms that may occur if your dog is suffering from chemical poisoning: Excessive drooling, nemocid vomiting, nemocid lethargy, nemocid muscle weakness, nemocid mouth burns, nemocid and even a coma. Nemocid 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. Nemocid Excessive drooling, nemocid vomiting and lethargy are the common symptoms exhibited by dogs that have been poisoned by fruit pits and/or seeds. Nemocid Your dog should be taken to the Vet right away.

Nemocid Do not leave the garbage lying around where your dog can get at it, nemocid 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. Nemocid Some toxic plants include aloe, nemocid ferns, nemocid lilies and ivy. Nemocid If your dog has ingested a toxic plant, nemocid the following are symptoms to watch for: vomiting and a stimulated nervous system. Nemocid Be sure to contact your Vet right away.

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

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

Nemocid If you use moth balls, nemocid 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. Nemocid Most mouthwashes actually have an ingredient known as boric acid in them. Nemocid Boric acid is extremely toxic to dogs and when ingested, nemocid leads to symptoms including excessive drooling, nemocid vomiting, nemocid seizures and coma. Nemocid Your dog should be taken to his/her Vet right away if you suspect or know that this poisoning has occurring. Nemocid Note: Boric acid can also be found in denture cleaner and contact lens solution.  

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

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

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

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

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