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