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  Niantic, CT
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Household Hazards
Accidental poisonings can happen quickly, be sure to take preventative measures to keep your pet safe. Keep all dangerous substances locked up or in a safe place inaccessible to your pet. Remember pets can be quite creative and curious, sometimes getting to places we never imagined.

Common Household Hazards:

  • Coffee grounds
  • Any chocolate but especially the dark type
  • Onions, Grapes and Raisins, yeast dough, Avocado, tea, alcohol, some nuts
  • Any pain killers and human medications
  • Many common household and landscape plants, see for a complete listing
  • Most soaps, detergents and cleansers along with glues and adhesives
  • Moth Balls, Batteries, Anti freeze, Gasoline, insecticides and herbicides
  • Cocoa Mulch

Signs of Poisoning:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Depression
  • Weakness
  • Drooling
  • Staggering
  • Trembling (seizures)
  • Dilated pupils
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Elevated heart rate (abnormal hyperactivity)
  • Excessive drinking
  • Oral or skin burns

Poison Safety Kit:

  • Hydrogen Peroxide 3% and a baster or bulb Syringe to administer
  • Can of soft pet food
  • Saline eye solution
  • Artificial tear gel
  • Mild dish detergent to cleanse skin
  • Rubber gloves
  • Tweezers
  • Muzzle (to help handle pets in pain or seizuring)
  • Pet carrier ( to help transport pets in pain or seizuring)

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