general warning

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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Pet Danger – Can Your Dog or Cat get the coronavirus – COVID-19?

This question has come up a lot in the last few days and based on the current research and advice from serious scientists (not politicians) the answer seems to be probably no!Below is a copy of the information displayed on their web site. At present, there is no evidence that companion animals/pets such as dogs or …

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