“Dog Proofing” the House

by admin on April 25, 2011

We mailnly hear about the items that are toxic to dogs, but Dr. Jon has listed common household items that are non-toxic. In other words, you don’t have to rush to the vets or the animal emergency if your dog has ingested one of these, unless it is lodged in their tummies and causes a blockage. BTW, use common sense– if your best friend happens to make an entire meal out of some of this stuff, it can make them very sick and you should check in with your vet. Also– in case you’re not sure, I have a Poison Control number in the links.
Reading through this list, I realized that, although we no longer have small children around the house, we still need to be very aware of anything that is accidentally dropped or left casually around. Basically it is “dog-proofing” which is really just like “child proofing” except our dogs aren’t able to open cabinet doors. Had a cat that could do that though! Anyway, here’s Dr. Jon’s non-toxic list:
Acrylic paint,Ballpoint pens, Bath oil, Birth control pills, Bubble bath soaps, Candles, Chalk, Citronella candles,Cosmetics, Crayons, Deodorants, Elmer’s glue, Fabric softeners, Glow jewelry, Hair conditioner, Hand lotion, Incense, Indelible markers, Ink,Lipstick, Magic markers, Mineral oil, Modeling clay, Newspaper – non-colored, Pencils (no longer made of lead), Petroleum jelly, Play-Doh, Putty, Rubber cement, Shampoo, Shaving cream, Silica gel packets, Soap, Spackle, Suntan lotion, Superglue, Teething rings, Thermometers, Toothpaste, Water colors

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