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Now that it is spring taking your pets on outdoor adventures will probably be a common experience. You will want to make sure to keep your pets safe from eating things that may be harmful to them.
As pet parents, our hearts break when our furry loved ones get sick. While most instances of poison result in mild to moderate symptoms like discomfort, diarrhea or vomiting, some foods can cause major health issues and even death. In celebration of National Poison Prevention Week (March 18-24), our friends at Petcurean have important tips for protecting your pet and avoiding hazardous materials.
Harmful plants: Many common household plants can have negative effects on your beloved pet. Check your home and make sure you don’t have any of these plants around!
Food to avoid:
- Chocolate – Most pet lovers know that chocolate is a big no-no for Fido. Chocolate is harmful because of a toxic agent called theobromine, which can make your pup extremely ill and even lead to death.
- Grapes – A lesser known fact, grapes can lead to kidney failure in dogs. If you want to give your pup a sweet and healthy treat, opt for blueberries instead.
- Mushrooms – If you have a dog that spends a lot of time outside, it’s crucial to check your yard for mushrooms. There are many species of mushroom that are toxic to pets, such as the Amanita phalloides or ‘Death Cap’ mushroom, a potent poison at only 3 grams. Since there’s a multitude of other species that can harm your pet, it’s best to keep your lawn clean of any mushrooms just to be safe. If you suspect your pet has ingested a poisonous mushroom, take them to the vet and bring the mushroom so the clinic can identify what type of toxin or poison they are dealing with.
Although Fido might enjoy getting your table scraps, you should avoid giving them human food when you can. For an easy, worry-free way to treat your pup with the delicious foods you know and love, treat them to SPIKE. Spike treats are made with premium quality meat proteins, antioxidants and superfoods like chia, pomegranate, and kale.
If your pet is exhibiting unusual behavior, such as vomiting or diarrhea, they may be reacting to something poisonous and should be taken to a vet for immediate attention. You can also call the Animal Poison Control Center 24/7 at 855-764-7661 for less urgent concerns or questions.
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