Day: April 30, 2020

Yeast Dough

Don’t spoil your pet’s holiday by giving them access to raw yeast bread dough. When a cat ingests raw bread dough, the yeast continues to convert the sugars in the dough to carbon dioxide gas and alcohol. This can result in bloated drunken pets, which could become a life-threatening emergency, requiring hospitalization. ASPCA

Medications

Keep human and pet medications separate. Although humans and pets often take the same kinds of medicines, many are dangerous if given to the wrong species. Your heart medication can harm your dog. His arthritis medication can harm you! Store human and pet drugs separately. Label the storage sites clearly as human, dog, cat, etc. VCA Hospitals

Laundry Detergent Pods

Detergent pods pose serious dangers to pets if ingested. These small, often brightly colored pods are branded as a convenient alternative to traditional liquid or powder detergents. Unfortunately, they may be tempting to our furry friends. These pods contain detergents that can cause significant stomach upset and irritation to an animal’s upper airway if ingested. ASPCA

Laundry Dryer Sheets

Fabric softeners contain cationic detergents. These detergents have the potential to cause significant signs like drooling, vomiting, oral and esophageal ulcers and fever. These clinical signs do require treatment by a veterinarian. Oral ulcers can develop if a pet chews on a new, unused dryer sheet.  If an animal ingests enough sheets, used or dry, …

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Lilly of the Valley

These Lillie’s are dangerous for dogs and eating  the leaves, flower or root of this lily, it can lead to vomiting, diarrhea, slowed heart rate, severe heart arrhythmias, seizures and, in severe cases, even death. petmd.com

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