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Three Crucial Pet Safety Tips

Three Crucial Pet Safety Tips

It's not fun to imagine, but our beloved furry friends can get into trouble. Although we might think our homes are pet-proofed, many every day things that are normal to us humans can be detrimental to our pet's safety and health. Don't fret, we've put together three crucial tips to make sure your loyal companion stays safe and sound. 

1) Keep poisonous foods out of your doggo's reach

Only some human foods get the thumbs up for dogs. Even yummy snacks that might seem healthy can hurt them in the long-run. Keep foods like chocolate, avocados, grapes and macadamia nuts far away from your curious pooch. You can find a more extensive list of no-no foods here.

2) Make sure your floral décor isn't actually a disaster waiting to happen

Plants can elevate the décor in any home, but they can also be dangerous for your hungry cats and dogs. According to the ASPCA, flowers such as Lilies and Azaleas can cause extreme health issues for pets, and in the worst-case, death. Before you decorate with this season's latest bloom, make sure your furry friends can enjoy them too. In addition, you can find a longer list of harmful plants here.

3) Beat the heat

Hot summer days can be a real threat to your loyal companion. As a general rule of thumb, it's best to never leave your dog in a car that's turned off, even with the windows rolled down. Hot asphalt can be a real downer for your pup's paws in the summer as well. In addition, keeping your pup hydrated is key. You can read a few more tips about making sure your precious pet stays hydrated here.

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