Common Household Hazards For Dogs

Dogs have an inquisitive nature. It is one of the things that make them such special companions. Sometimes that curiosity leads them into areas of the house where you store household items such as medicine and detergents. Many common household items that you use everyday can be harmful, and sometimes even lethal, to your dog. We have put together this list of items that you should store securely away from Fido's reach. No dog is immune to having a rummage through places that he knows are out of bounds, some dog breeds are more curious than others, especially those breeds whose job it is to sniff out trouble

Common household items that are harmful to your dog:

Acetaminophen

Antifreeze and other car fluids

Bleach and cleaning fluids

Boric acid

Deodorants

Deodorizers

Detergents

De-icing salts

Disinfectants

Drain cleaners

Furniture polish

Gasoline

Hair colorings

Weed killers

Insecticides

Kerosene

Matches

Mothballs

Nail polish and remover

Paint

Prescription and

non-prescription medicine

Rat poison

Rubbing alcohol

Shoe polish

Sleeping pills

Snail or slug bait

Turpentine

Windshield-wiper fluid