You should never let your dogs or
cats eat any of these foods. Be sure to store them where your
pets can’t find them.
Chocolate (all forms)
Coffee (all forms)
Onions & onion powder
Gum, candies or other foods sweetened
Raw yeast dough
These household objects can cause
puncture wounds, choking, or internal organ damage to your
pets. Make sure they aren’t left lying around.
Balls (specifically balls that are
small or have a smooth outer coating)
Bread twist ties
Sharp objects (knives, razors,
scissors, nails, needles, etc.)
String, yarn, or dental floss
cats are more likely to be injured in these areas of your home.
Keep your pets away from these places or watch them closely when
they’re near them if you can.
Balconies – Tall balconies without
safety railings, or railings spaced too far apart, can lead to a
Bath tubs or sinks – Small pets can
drown in full bathtubs or sinks.
Doors and windows – Dogs and cats can
run away if they find an open door or window. They can also get
seriously injured if they run across a busy road. Windows
should have screens to prevent cats or other pets from falling
Electrical cords – Your pets can be
electrocuted if they bite or chew on electrical cords that are
Fireplace – Your pets can be burned by
the flames or get sick if they eat the ashes.
Toilets – Toilet water is not healthy
for pets to drink; always remember to close the lid. Make sure
you leave plenty of clean, fresh water for your pets if you must
leave them home alone.
Washer and Dryer – Your pets can crawl
into a washer or dryer without your knowledge; close the doors
to these appliances when you’re not using them.
Make sure your pets are safe as
they enjoy the outdoors by keeping them away from these
Algae* - Can be found in ponds or
other bodies of water; certain forms can be toxic.
Antifreeze/Coolant* - Some types of
antifreeze or coolant products contain ethylene glycol, which is
highly toxic to dogs and cats, even in small amounts.
Fire pit/Grill – Flames can result in
serious burns and ashes can cause illness if ingested.
Fences or gates – Your pets can run
away if they find openings in damaged fences or gates. They can
also get hurt or strangled if they get stuck.
Deck lattice – Your dogs or cats can
get stuck in the openings under your deck and possibly be
De-icing salts – Some formulations may
contain chemicals that are hazardous to pets if ingested in
large amounts. Look for “pet-friendly” de-icing salts.
Compost (particularly if moldy)
Cocoa bean shell mulch fertilizer*
Swimming pools and hot tubs – Never
leave your pet unattended near uncovered pools, even if they can
*All contain chemicals that may cause
serious illness depending on the circumstances of exposure.