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Poison Prevention Awareness Month

Brown Chihuahua Lying on a Red Surface Biting a Stick

The month of March is Pet Poison Prevention Month and we're here to remind you to be extra careful with some of your household items that can sometimes be lethal when taken by your beloved furballs. 


To avoid the worst-case scenario for your little fur baby, make sure to watch out and keep away from your pets these household items all year long;




It might make you feel better but it can make your pet ill. One most common sources of pet poisoning is poor medication keeping. Medicines like anti-depressants, cancer meds, diet pills, pain relievers, and typically any form of human medication can be lethal for our tiny pets. We recommend keeping them on high shelves and away out of reach of your pet. 


Cleaning agents


Items like bleach, detergents, insecticides, and pesticides are often kept on bottom cupboards at home where your pet can easily access it. This is a big mistake since these items cause fatality to your pet. Make sure to keep them in sealed spaces or high places so your curious pet won't have the unfortunate chance to go near them.




Chocolate is proof that some tasty goodies for humans can be toxic for dogs. Other than this sweet treat, there are various other human foods that you shouldn't share with your pet. Here are a few common household food items you should never give to your pet:

  • Alcohol
  • Coffee
  • Citrus
  • Coconut
  • Dairy
  • Grapes
  • Raw egg
  • Xylitol

What to do 

When worse comes to worst and you suspect that your pet ingested something poisonous every second counts. Make sure the first step that you do is to calmly contact your local veterinarian or contact your local poison control for initial precaution before taking them in to get checked.