Household Ingredients That Are NOT SAFE For Pets
I’m sure you’ve all heard that chocolate is not good for dogs. I still have that OREO commercial ingrained in my brain from childhood. Did you know that many household ingredients can be fatal to your pets?
The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center handles more than 100,000 cases of pet poisoning every year. Based on those cases, the top offenders are:
- Human medicines
- Human food
- Veterinary medicines that are given incorrectly (e.g., wrong medicine, wrong amount)
- Chemicals (e.g., antifreeze, pool/spa chemicals)
- Household cleaners (e.g., bleach, detergent)
- Heavy metals (e.g., lead paint chips, linoleum)
Experts say household cleaning items can be toxic to pets if they get access to it, and let’s be honest, pets are masters when it comes to getting into cabinets and trash cans.
Holloway House is proud to be named 2019 EPA/Safer Choice Partner of the Year for outstanding achievement in the manufacture of products with ingredients that are safer for families, pets, workplaces, communities, and the environment.
Quick Shine® Finishes are ALWAYS FREE from Aluminum, Ammonia, Formaldehyde, Fragrance, Paraben, and Phthalate and Quick Shine® Cleaners are ALWAYS FREE from Alcohol, Ammonia, Formaldehyde, and Paraben.
**To qualify for the Safer Choice label, a product must meet EPA’s Safer Choice Standard, which includes stringent human and environmental health criteria. The Safer Choice program currently partners with about 500 formulator-manufacturer partners who make more than 2,000 Safer Choice-certified products for both retail and institutional customers.
April 30th, 2020 is National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day. Visit your local animal shelter and provide a safe home for a pet in need.
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