Pet Safety

Written by Lee Dobbins

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When feeding your pet treats, it is important to know that they should not eat certain foods. In general ďpeople foodĒ should be given to pets sparingly if at all, but some foods can be toxic. Most ofrepparttar greasy holiday foods that we love to eat are not good for them and overfeeding can make them ill. In particular do not feed them chocolate - it can be fatal especially to cats. So make sure you move those valentine candies, Easter eggs and chocolate Santas out of pets reach. Other foods to avoid are onions, alcohol and poultry bones. In addition, birds should not be fed avocados, dairy products, fruit seeds, potatoes, cabbage, green beans, lemons, rhubarb, grapefruit, plums and, of course, caffeine, chocolate, and alchohol. Any of these can be harmful and even fatal to your feathered friend! Also, keep in mind thatrepparttar 125849 fumes from non stick pans can be fatal for pet birds so keep your bird out ofrepparttar 125850 kitchen, or better yet, switch to cast iron pans.

When decorating with plants either forrepparttar 125851 holidays or just in general, keep pet safety in mind. There are many toxic plants but common toxic holiday plants include potted bulbs, ivy, holly, mistletoe and greens (contrary to popular belief poinsettia are not overly dangerous but I still wouldn't let my pet eat one!). This is not an exhaustive list so before you bring any new plant intorepparttar 125852 house please research it's toxicity.

Itís just as important to look out for your pets safety outside as it is inside. Beware that antifreeze is extremely toxic to pets. Keep your pet away from any puddles that might contain it. Rock salt can be irritating to pet paws and also to their stomach if eaten or licked offrepparttar 125853 paws. Use common sense when practicing pet safety duringrepparttar 125854 winter months.

Lee Dobbins is a pet lover, pet owner and webmaster of where you can find information on pet health, safety and products.

7 Tips To Keep Your Pet Safe On Halloween

Written by James Kelly

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5. Costumes may look strange to people, but just imagine what they look like to a dog or cat. Animals aren't used to seeing that kind of thing, and it could frighten them. So, it's best not take them trick or treating.

6. If your pet isnít good with strangers, itís best to put her in a separate room away fromrepparttar door, so she wonít be bothered byrepparttar 125848 presence of strangers.

7. If your pet is going to be free inrepparttar 125849 house, withrepparttar 125850 door being opened repeatedly, there is more of a chance that your pet can get outside. So, remember to make sure he is wearing his license tags. That way, if he does get away, there is a better chance of getting him back home sooner.

James Kelly is the owner of Travelin Pets, a web site specializing in providing information and quality products for traveling pets and their owners.

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