Hazards in your home may include:
Dangerous Household Items
- Medications (prescription and over-the-counter)
- Rat and Mouse Bait
- Tobacco Products
- Dental Floss
- Socks, Nylons, and Underwear
- Many common houseplants such as aloe, ferns, palms, and philodendrons.
- Cut flowers such as lilies, tulips, and azaleas.
- A complete list of toxic houseplants is available at the ASPCA website (www.aspca.org) or by calling the ASPCA Poison Control Center.
- Grapes and Raisins
- Xylitol (common artificial sweetener in gum, mints, candy)
- Doors, Windows, and Balconies: secure doors and windows so that pets cannot run away or get injured in a fall
- Electrical Cords: can cause electrocution if chewed while plugged into an outlet
- Fireplace: flames and ash can cause serious burns
- Toilets: toilet water is not healthy to drink. Remember to keep the lid closed.
- Washer and Dryer: your pet can easily crawl into the washer or dryer without your knowledge. Keep the appliance doors closed.
Hazards Outside The Home
- Swimming pools and hot tubs