It's important to "pet-proof" your home as much as possible by making sure potentially poisonous substances like the ones that make up #8 to #25 on our list are always out of paw's reach.
Keep your pet's nose out of your cleaning supplies while you're scrubbing away, and put them away safely when you're done. Laundry products can also be dangerous to pets. For instance, fabric softeners may contain detergents called cationics that are particularly toxic to cats, so don't let your kitty romp around with your dryer sheets. The key to using cleaning supplies safely is to closely follow the directions.
Some insecticides and rodenticides are designed to attract pests, but they may attract your pet as well. Don't use them in areas where your pet can get at them, and follow package directions carefully.
Automotive products such as antifreeze, brake fluid, engine oil, or other petroleum hydrocarbon/distillates can also be harmful to your pet as well as expandable glues like Gorilla Glue®.
“Sweetie, our beautiful Pomeranian, is so small she's able to reach behind most things – like an almost secure place in the garage where we placed rat poison! We found her nibbling on it and rushed her to the vet. They pumped her stomach and kept her for observation.
She recovered quickly and we really appreciated having ASPCA Pet Health Insurance to help manage the bills!”
— Kathleen S., Tampa, FL
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