Pet Toxin Awareness: How to Safely Store Household Hazards

Keeping your best four-legged pal safe relies on awareness and education about potential pet toxins that are in the home and garage. Knowing what can harm your pet is only the first step – you also need to know how to safely store household hazards. 

The team at Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates wants to give our readers an overview of storing toxins for the health and safety of our pet companions.

Pet Toxins in Our Midst

Most of us use a variety of chemicals in our daily lives and their toxicity potential is something we take for granted. Many household cleaners, insecticides, medications, and even the foods we eat can be perilous to our pups and cats. 

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Essential Oils and Pet Poisoning

Essential Oils and Pet PoisoningEssential oils have enjoyed widespread interest and popularity in recent years. And it’s no wonder – they have the potential to soothe a variety of ailments and they smell wonderful. However, for all their positive attributes, essential oils can result in a pet poisoning if absorbed through the skin or inhaled.

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Poisonous Pantry: Avoid Exposing Your Pet to Household Toxins

Lazy cat lying under the dish drainer in the kitchen
When pet owners think of poisonous substances, they often think of poisons that lurk “out there” and not in the home (e.g., antifreeze that someone else left out).  However, there are many household toxins – some of which may be right under your pet’s nose.

Harmful Household Toxins

Household cleaners are commonly found under the kitchen sink or by the bathroom counter. Similarly, some of the most noxious chemicals are kept on the floor or in an easily accessible space, like under the counter or on a low shelf. A resourceful pet can easily get into these storage areas (sometimes just by accident when a cabinet is left ajar). That’s why it’s a good idea to keep these products behind childproof-type locks. Continue…