23 Jul '11, 11pm

10 Surprising Things That Could Make Your Pet Sick

10 Surprising Things That Could Make Your Pet Sick

Most responsible homeowners make an effort to keep harsh chemicals, rat poison and other dangerous substances away from pets. However, the same people may not realize how many other pet toxins lurk in the home. Here are 10 other items that could make your pet sick . 1. Ibuprofen: You may have the best intentions in giving human pain medications to pets, but no drugs should be given to pets without first consulting your veterinarian. Ibuprofen in particular can cause significant intestinal and kidney damage, but many other over-the-counter and prescription medications for humans can harm animals. Also keep in mind that child-proof medicine bottles are not necessarily animal-proof, and pets could ingest a whole bottle of drugs. 2. Pet medications: It’s also important to keep animal medications out of reach of pets. They are often enticingly flavored, so if pets find their wa...

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