March has arrived and the rains are still here. When will they stop. The good news is that California is out of drought the last I read but the grounds are so soaked that they are not absorbing the rains anymore. One muddy mess in the dog park LOL which Madam does not like.
March is also an important month as it is Poison Prevention Awareness Month.
This is so important and it reminds us how important it is to keep our pets safe from anything toxic which leads to illness and sometimes death. So Layla decided that this week our blog is going to focus on this subject to make sure that all our fur friends are safe both in the house and outside. The way we child proof a house and garden, we should pet proof the same way.
01. Plants can be poisonous especially azalea, oleander, castor bean, sago palm, Easter lily or yew plant material eaten by an animal can be fatal.
02.. Cleaning products – those are dangerous and should not be lying around in the house. Please store them in a place that your pets have no access to. I personally only use Apple Cider Vinegar in the house for cleaning, etc as that way I know if Layla walks on the wet floor she is safe.
03. Medications – never give your pets medications unless directed by a Vet. Keep all medications locked away so they cannot find them.
04. Chocolate is a BIG NO.
05. Household products like coffee grinds, play dough, fabric softener sheets and more are all toxic to your pets.
06. Automotive products – please do not leave them lying around the garage and if something spills make sure to clean up.
07. Flea Meds – all pets have different reactions to these so please check with your vet before you administer them to your pets.
08. Always read all instructions / cautions of any product before using it in your house, garden or on your pet.
09. Keep your pets inside or away from any insecticides Also keep your pets away from fertilizers on the grass or in the garden. All of them can be toxic. Plus make sure you store these products in a place that is inaccessible to your pets.
10. Do not use products for dogs on cats and vice versa unless it says you can.
11. If you are uncertain about the proper usage of any product, contact the manufacturer and/or your veterinarian for instructions.ASPCA National Animal Poison Control CenterSuite 361717 Philo RoadUrbana, IL 61801
Phone : (888) 4-ANI-HELP
I am aware we do these reminders all the time but I feel by reading the above, remembering we are keeping our pets safe, no extra vet bills or expenses and most of all we have a happy healthy home.
So now that Layla has woofed all this she is going back to bed LOL,
Be safe and have a great week, With love from Layla