Dangerous Household Items

The following household items have the potential to cause serious illness, or even death, depending on the amount ingested by your dog or cat. Store these items in a safe location, out of your pet’s reach.

  1. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (ibuprofen, aspirin, etc.)
  2. Acetaminophen
  3. Cold and flu medications
  4. Anti-depressants
  5. Vitamins
  6. Home insect products
  7. Rat and mouse bait
  8. Bleach
  9. Diet pills
  10. Disinfectants
  11. Fabric Softener
  12. Lead
  13. Lighter Fluid
  14. Mothballs
  15. Anti-cancer drugs
  16. Solvents (paint thinners, etc.)
  17. Flea and tick products
  18. Drain cleaners
  19. Liquid potpourri
  20. Slug and snail bait
  21. Oven cleaner sprays
  22. Lime/scale remover
  23. Fly bait
  24. Detergents
  25. Tobacco products

(Resource: Petshealth Care Plan, a pet health insurance provider, offers a free guidebook, “101 Things You Didn’t Know Could Harm Your Pet,” available to caring pet owners.)

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