It definitely isn't normal, because there has never once been a day where he isn't jumping up at the door waiting for you to get out of the car.
You are filled with worry, you throw your jacket off, and begin searching for your beloved dog.
You find him laying in his bed, only to notice that he had found a stash of old Easter chocolate, and ate it.....all. Or maybe it was the prescription of pills your doctor had given you, or possibly the rodenticides that you purchased due to the mouse problem you have.
Needless to say, you are now making an emergency trip to the vet to try and save your dogs life.
You may be asking yourself, where the heck is she going with this post??
March 15th to March 21'st is Poison Prevention week.
This whole scenario that played out could have been prevented.
Accidents happen, we are only human, but if we have the power to prevent something potentially fatal from happening, why don't we?
I have 2 daughters, one of which is 4 years old, so naturally my house is toddler proof, which makes it super easy to also be dog proof. Many people think you only have to dog proof a house when you have a young puppy. This is just not true! Dogs will be dogs, and if something has a certain smell to it, they will eat it! It is simply their nature.
How can you prevent this?
- Keep any household cleaners you have in a high locked cupboard
- Research household plants before you buy them
- Any medication you have should always be kept high up, in a locked cupboard
- Keep pesticides and rodenticides out of reach, and locked away
- Your dog should never be able to reach any chocolate or other potentially harmful people foods
- Think of your dog as you would a toddler - proof your house!
This post was brought to you by the Pet Parade Blog Hop, and Flashback Friday.Today, I am parading pet safety, and poison prevention, and I thought this graphic (shown above) which I made quite some time ago, fit in nicely with the post, and works well for my Flashback Friday too!
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Co hosted by Jan's Funny Farm, Bionic Basil, Barking from the Bayou and me,
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