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Posted on 04-03-2018

Poison Prevention: Tips for Protecting Your Louisville Pets

It’s always the perfect time to make sure that your home is pet-safe and that you know what to do in the event that your companion animal digests poison or a potentially harmful substance. If you are in the greater Louisville, KY area and have a curious little friend in your home, we can help you to ensure that they won't come to any harm from any household cleaners or other poisons.

Poison Prevention: Protect Your Louisville Pets.

Kitchens and Bathrooms Can be Danger Zones

Our staff is dedicated to the well-being of your pet and we are more than happy to assist you with guidance on how to effectively safeguard your home for the safety of your pet. If you have a super inquisitive pet who loves to open cabinet doors and hang out under sinks, it is a great idea to install safety locks on all cabinets that contain cleaning products or other potentially harmful substances. This simple step can help protect your animal, especially when you aren't home, and prevent them from getting into any mischief.

Other Causes for Concern and Care

Believe it or not, children's toys are often the culprit of pet illness and injury. Small game pieces, paints, markers, clay, glue, and so forth can cause your pet a lot of discomfort and possible harm if ingested. If you have an outdoor cat or a dog that spends a lot of time outside, be sure to keep your lawn free from any items such as cigarette butts, auto-care products, and rodent control poisons. Chewing gum, shoe polishes, anything small that they can ingest such as shoelaces, trash items, and buttons should be kept out of their reach.

Don't forget about the laundry room or garage, with the best rule of thumb being to keep all potentially harmful substances out of your pet's reach, and in a locked cabinet if your pet's agility requires it!

Doerr Animal Clinic is Your Complete Pet Resource

Regular check-ups and ongoing veterinarian care can help keep your pet feeling great and our staff is here to help you create a safe and loving home environment for your furry friends. If you are in the greater Louisville area and need veterinary care, please call us today at (502) 200-1294 to schedule an appointment. Our clinic is conveniently located at 2050 Herr Lane in Louisville.

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