Safely Storing Common Pet Toxins

An orange cat looks down from the top of a cabinet.

Dangerous chemicals are all around us, including in our own homes. From cleaning products to automotive fluids to lawn and garden treatments, the variety of chemicals in our immediate environment can be staggering. 

Taking a sniff or a taste of one of these products isn’t something we can imagine, but many pets find hazardous household chemicals interesting enough to sample. Unless we are willing to switch over to all eco-friendly/pet-safe products, our furry friends will be at risk. Proper storage of pet toxins is key when it comes to keeping the four-legged members of our families safe from harm.

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Protecting Your Pal from Indoor Pet Toxins

pet toxinsAs responsible pet owners, we do our best to keep our pets healthy and safe by providing them with a warm and loving home, wellness care, parasite protection, and all of the other intricacies of modern pet care. In our efforts to protect our pets from the dangers lurking outside the door, however, many of us overlook the potential for pet poisoning right inside our homes.

Take a moment to learn about the indoor pet toxins your furry friend is most likely to encounter, and how to protect him or her from accidental poisoning.

Indoor Pet Toxins 101

Many common items found in most homes, including chemicals, plants, and certain foods, can pose a serious threat to our pets. Take a good look around your home and remove or secure any of the following indoor pet toxins:

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No Scoop Poop: Dog Diarrhea

Dog with upset stomach.

There are lots of great things that come with owning a dog. Doggy diarrhea is not one of them. While a not-so-normal bowel movement is bound to happen from time to time, there definitely can be some episodes of digestive dysfunction in pets that are worrisome. How is the dog owner to know when to worry then? New Haven Pet Hospital is here to help clear the air when it comes to dog diarrhea.

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Is Your Home Decor Pet-Friendly?

Pet in holiday lights.

Decorating your living space is part of what gives it personality, and helps it feel like a home. Some of the most popular home decor items can pose a threat to your pets, however. The team at New Haven Pet Hospital wants you and your pets to relax in safety and comfort in your home, and to avoid harm or an accidental pet poisoning. We’ve put together this guide to help you get the most pet-friendly decor. 

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Pet Safety: How to Prevent Common House Accidents

Pet safety.

When creating a home that is welcoming and comfortable for both you and your furry friends, it’s important to keep pet safety top of mind. Many household items that we take for granted can pose serious health hazards to our cats and dogs. Thankfully, with increased awareness of these risks and a little pre-planning, you can protect your pets from many common household accidents and injuries

To get you started, your friends at New Haven Pet Hospital have put together this room-by-room guide to pet safety: 

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Pet Poisoning: How to Know if Your Pet Ate Something Toxic

A cat standing upIt’s sometimes fun to play guessing games. Whether it’s guessing someone’s age or what a distant relative would like for their birthday, it’s often entertaining to figure out life’s little mysteries.

However, one thing you don’t want to wonder about is whether your pet ate something harmful. Warning signs can range from subtle to scary, but one thing is certain: knowing what to look for in a pet poisoning is one way to save your pet’s life.

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Dangerous Decor: The 6 Worst Holiday Decorations for Pets

holiday decorations

“Deck the halls with boughs of holly…” Wait. Did you just say holly? Holly, like some other seasonal favorites, is actually toxic to pets. And while your kids are secretly shaking their holiday gifts in hopes of guessing the contents, are your dogs doing a little investigating of their own?

This may seem like a Scrooge-like introduction, but there is very good reason behind considering these things. Holidays tend to present a few more risks to our pets, and some of our timeless holiday decorations and decor can take a terrible twist when pet owners are unaware of them.

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No Gobbling! Thanksgiving Foods and Your Pet

thanskgiving food your petThanksgiving is about giving thanks for all the amazing things (and people) we have in our lives…but let’s be serious, it’s also all about the food. Thanksgiving is the holiday for feasting with friends and family. And there’s no doubt about it, this evening of eating is also likely to pique the curiosity of the family pet.

No true holiday is complete without sharing the festivities with our pets – especially ones that include amazing food. Many of us feel a little guilty about not sharing at least a tiny bit of turkey dinner with our furry companions. Unfortunately, some of the things we enjoy are items that can cause everything from tummy upset to a pet poisoning emergency.

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