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Autumn Pet Safety Tips

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Autumn Pet Safety Tips

Something many of us don’t think about when it comes to autumn and that is making sure our pets are safe! There are things to consider in order to make sure your pet is safe when venturing out on those cool fall days and the ASPCA has a great article with some tips to help!

– Cold weather poisons. Many people spread rodenticides and other toxic poisons to keep animals from making themselves at home inside their own homes. These poisons are obviously toxic to animals and of course can cause death. Keep your pets away from areas where poison has been applied and if at all possible, spread the poison in areas that are inaccessible to your pet.

– School supplies. With school in full swing, I am sure many homes have an abundance of school supplies laying around. While many of the items are non-toxic or low-toxic to humans/pets, smaller items can get lodged in your pet’s throat or intestines that could cause some serious issues. Keep your school supplies out of reach.

– Wild mushrooms. Fall and spring are excellent times for mushrooms to grow. With the wetter weather and available growing material, they can be found in yards and on trails. While 99% of mushrooms are non-toxic/low-toxic, there is that 1% that can be fatal. Keep an eye out while walking your pet or check your yard for mushrooms and make sure that your pet does not get access to them. The article has a link to their poisonous plants guide that is very informative…

– Wild animals. Fall is the time of year when many animals are preparing for winter hibernation. Snakes are especially active at this time as they look for a place to bed down for the winter. Pet owners should be aware of the type of wildlife they may encounter in their own backyard in order to protect their pets from injury.

Be sure to check out the full article from the ASPCA as well as that poisonous plants guide in the article.

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