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Is Boric Acid Safe for Pets?Pet owners often search for less toxic solutions for pest control. Boric acid is often mentioned, while less toxic than some choices there can be problems if ingested or when it comes into contact with skin. This is a page about, "Is boric acid safe for pets?".

 

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Are Toads Harmful To Dogs?This is a page about are toads harmful to dogs? Knowing what to do if your dog engages one of these amphibians, is important.

 

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Yard and Garden Hazards for PetsThis page is about yard and garden hazards for pets. Many are unaware of the number of things around the yard and garden that have the potential to be dangerous for pets.

 

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Backyard Pet Safety TipsThis is a page about backyard pet safety tips. Make sure that your yard is free of chemicals and obstacles that could harm your pet.

 

Holiday Hazards for Pets

Holiday Hazards for PetsThis is a page about holiday hazards for pets. Poisonous plants, rich foods, candles and tinsel are just a few of the possible safety concerns for your animals during holiday times of year.

 

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Dangers of Elastic Cat ToysThis page is about dangers of elastic cat toys. String cat toys made of elastic can be dangerous for your pet if consumed.

 

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Natural Disaster Tips for Pet OwnersThis is a page about natural disaster tips for pet owners. In time of natural disasters pets can become separated from their owners. There are some things you can do to include your pet's well being and safety in your disaster preparedness planning.

 

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Keeping Pets from Chewing on Electrical CordsThis is a page about keeping pets from chewing on electrical cords. It is not uncommon for pets to chew on electrical cords around the house. For obvious reason it is important the owners prevent that behavior.

 

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Rawhide Safety for Dogs and PuppiesWhen a rawhide toy gets soft and wet, it is time to lay it aside and wait until it dries to give it back to the pet to play with. This prevents large chunks from being digested. You can give them back when they reharden.

 

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Use a Reflective Collar for PetsIf your pet goes out at night, be sure to outfit it with a reflective collar. My cat is jet black, so he's invisible at night, but even light colored pets can be hard to see. It only cost a dollar or two more for a reflective collar that may save your pets life!

 

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Hard Lesson - What Cats and Dogs Can SwallowToday I learned a hard lesson: Pets are like toddlers, they eat small items that they can choke on, or worse get lodged in their intestines. Today my cat almost died. He had to have surgery that has so far cost over $800.

 

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Humane Society Pet Microchip ImplantsCheck with your local humane society; ours will implant a chip in your pet for $25 versus the $50+ by the vet.

 

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Backyard Pet SafetyIf your pets are allowed to roam your backyard without supervision, you should make sure that your yard is safe!

 

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Warning About Pets Eating Gorilla Glue(Originally Posted Nov. 2001) Rosa's puppy chewed up a bottle of Gorilla Glue and had very serious consequences. Read about what happened.

 

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Easter Hazards for PetsHere's a list of Easter items that may be harmful to your pets. Chocolate: It contains theobromine. The Theobromine in chocolate can cause vomiting, diarrhea, hyperactivity, irregular heartbeat, seizures and, in some cases, death to cats, dogs and other small pets.

 

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Garden Plants That Can Be Toxic to PetsAt times it seems as though our pets like gardening just about as much as we do. They love to stay close to us when we are out working outside. And sometimes all that beautiful black dirt is just too irresistible to pass up digging up and rolling around in.

 

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Summer Cars Can Be Dangerous To Your PetThere are many things to consider before deciding to take your beloved pets in the car with you, whether you are running errands around town or traveling.

 

Dog and Cat in Santa Hats

Holiday Dog and Cat Safety TipsPoisonous holiday plants include holly, mistletoe, poinsettias, and lilies and can cause vomiting and diarrhea or even organ failure and death. Please keep holiday plants out of the reach of your pets!

 

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Are Toads Harmful To Dogs?My dog recently caught a toad and after spitting it out starting foaming at the mouth. On a recent post about what foods are poisonous to dogs there was a tip to go to the ASPCA site.

 

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Pets Drinking the Christmas Tree Water?My dog is drinking the water in the Christmas tree basin. Is this toxic? This is a recent thing. He has kidney disease so I'm thinking it may be medicinal. Could it be harmful to him ?

 

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American Bull Dog With Small Children?How can I tell if my American bull dog will get on well with my 7 month old son?

 

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Is Boric Acid Safe for Pets?I have little black ants coming from an electrical outlet in my kitchen over my sink. I was told to use boric acid in the electrical outlet box. Is this safe and how safe is boric acid around pets and children?

 

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