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10 Poisons To Keep Away From Our Pets

Learn Top 10 toxins to keep away from our pets to ensure their safety:

1. Flowers: Buttercups, morning glories, poinsettias and tulips can cause stomach pains, hallicunations and mouth irritation, if ingested by your pet.

2. Fruits: Grapes and raisins are extremely toxic for dogs. Ingestion can lead to irreversible kidney damage, which can result in death.

3. Plants: Elderberry, holly berries and potato plants can all cause your pets pain. The Arizona native sago palms plants can cause liver failure in both dogs and cats.

4. Chocolate: Can be toxic to dogs. Pure baking chocolate is extremely toxic to dogs.

5. Alcohol: It  causes vomiting, difficulty breathing and tremors.

6. Medications: Human medications can be toxic for pets.

7. Chemicals: Motor oil, battery acid, rat poison and bleach, if ingested by your pet, must be treated immediately.

8. Some Foods: Onions can cause anemia in cats and dogs, and the artificial sugar in toothpaste and chewing gum has been linked to problems.

9. Environmental Hazards: Mushrooms in the yard and contaminated water can critically hurt your pets.

10. Caffeine: Caffeine can cause damage to the heart, lungs, and kidneys, as well as hurt the central nervous system. Keep your pets away from caffeine pills, coffee beans, coffee and tea.


Source: Green Living Magazine - October 2010.


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