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12 Household Items That Could Poison Your Pet


Most dog and cat owners consider their pet an important member of the household. That’s why it’s important to take the steps necessary to keep your pets safe and healthy. The problem is, there are a number of common household items that can pose a serious health threat to your furry friends. It’s important to keep in mind that our animals have bodies that are very different than ours, which means some things that pose no danger to us can be very harmful to them.

That’s why we’ve put together this helpful list designed to assist you in keeping those items safely stowed away and out of the reach of your pets…

 

1. Onions, Garlic, Shallots, and Leeks

There’s no denying the health benefits of these vegetables for humans. Take garlic, for instance—not only can it improve your iron metabolism, it can lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease.  Onions, meanwhile, are an excellent source of vitamin C and flavonoids that can help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.

However, these foods aren’t so healthy for animals. In fact, they can cause anemia, kidney damage, upset stomach, and general weakness. While cooked versions of these veggies are harmful, they’re even more dangerous to your pets when consumed raw.

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