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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:


Antifreeze and other car fluids

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Bleach and cleaning fluids

Boric acid




De-icing salts


Drain cleaners

Furniture polish


Hair colorings

Weed killers





Nail polish and remover


Prescription and

non-prescription medicine

Rat poison

Rubbing alcohol

Shoe polish

Sleeping pills

Snail or slug bait


Windshield-wiper fluid
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