Dog Poisoning Prevention Tips
90% of reported cases of animal poisoning are due to accidental consumption of toxic substances. The most common cases of poisoning are related to ingestion of insecticides or cleaning agents or eating something poisonous. Here you will read tips on how to protect your dog from the consumption of toxic substances.
Indoor plants are beautiful and able to improve the air quality in the house. But some plants can be dangerous to your dog’s health. Get rid of indoor plants, because this is the easiest way to protect your dog from eating plants. The list of poisonous plants is endless, so it’s best to remove them all from your environment. If this option does not suit you, and you want the plants to remain in the house, hang them high enough so that the dog cannot reach them even in a jump. Plants should be completely out of reach so that your dog is not interested in them and does not think that you can play with them.
Be careful what you feed your dog.
While giving the dog leftovers from the table may seem like a good idea, make sure that you do not feed your dog foods that could harm it. Pay attention to the ingredients. If you use raisins in your favorite roll, do not give it to your dog, as raisins are poisonous for dogs. Other human foods that should not be given to a dog include chocolate, grapes, avocados, nuts, alcohol, onions, garlic, caffeine, salt and dairy products.
Carefully use flea and tick remedies
Means for fleas and ticks are often required by dogs. Be sure to apply the exact dosage on time. The dose determined for a particular dog will benefit health. By keeping a record of the date and time you used the medicine, you can prevent overdose. Some pet owners take matters into their own hands and buy flea and tick products from pet stores without consulting a veterinarian. This may help, but there is a risk of poisoning. You need to know the weight, size and breed of the dog in order to find the right dosage suitable for your four-legged friend. It is very important to inform the veterinarian about the selected drugs, as they can interact with other drugs used and cause various problems with the dog’s health.
Choose safe pesticides
If you have a beautiful garden or vegetable garden, it is quite possible you can’t do without pesticides, otherwise many insects and animals will wreak havoc on your site. There are many organic and pet friendly pesticides, it is worth taking the time to make the right choice for your garden. The list of options suitable for different plants is endless, it will be easy to find the perfect one for your needs and safe for your dog. Make sure all the chemicals you use are safe for pets. In addition to pesticides, the most common cause of poisoning is poison poisoning with rat poison (coumarin), in which case it is necessary to start taking vitamin K1.
Do not share medicine with your dog
It may seem very convenient to share your cough medicine with your dog. Please, do not do that. This is very dangerous and can cause serious harm to your dog, even death. Medications for humans are made using ingredients that the human body can digest and assimilate, but your dog cannot benefit from your medication. The best solution is to consult a veterinarian so that the dog is examined and the cause of the cough is identified.
These tips will help you take the path of cleansing the space of substances poisonous to your dog, as well as harmful food. Every pet owner wants to protect his pet from poisoning. Remember to always think twice before giving your dog food or medicine, make your home and garden safe by cleansing poisonous plants and pesticides. After all, you want your dog to be able to safely move around the house and on the site without danger of swallowing toxic substances that can cause illness or death.