Prevent accidents by surveying you home as if your new pet were a toddler, as they will have the same level of curiosity. Explore your home on your hands and knees and see what mischief you can prevent by hiding or removing anything that can be chewed or have easy access. Secure electric cords. Put tight lids on garbage cans. Shut cupboard doors snugly. Move breakables and antiques to rooms your new pet won’t have access to. Seal the dog food. Remove poisonous plants.
The following is a list of particularly dangerous items you don’t want to expose your dog to:
Christmas tree ornaments
Cooked bones from pork chops or T bones. Cooked bones splinter. Raw bones do not.
Dryers with open lids
Fireplaces with hot ashes
Halloween candy or chocolate
Holiday turkey carcasses
Household chemicals including floor cleaners not rinsed off floors
This information is for educational purposes only and is intended to be a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise and professional judgment of your veterinarian. The information is NOT to be used for diagnosis or treatment of your pet. You should always consult your own veterinarian for specific advice concerning the treatment of your pet.
The information about medications is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, allergic reactions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for your pet. It is not a substitute for a veterinary exam, and it does not replace the need for services provided by your veterinarian.
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