101 Household Pet Dangers

Household
Pet Dangers

Even when you take precautions to keep your pet safe, they sometimes still find ways to get into things they shouldn't. We cover that.

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swallowed
Object

total vet bill:

$6,941

Swallowed Object
Chocolate Ingestion

Chocolate Ingestion

total vet bill:

$2,018

Broken Bone

total vet bill:

$3,718

Broken Bone

Based on actual claims submitted in 2015. Vet bills and reimbursements may vary.

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products areas holiday items
appliances plants Food OBJECTS



products
products

Not only are the products below dangerous for pets to ingest, but many of them can irritate their skin and eyes.

always Keep Human Medication Out of Reach

Consumption of over-the-counter medication is the top reason pet parents
call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center, followed by consumption of prescription meds.*

* ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center internal data, 2015

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center
AREAS

AREAS

Watch your pet closely around these areas where escape acts and accidents are common.

holiday items

holiday items

We’ve learned dogs and cats find these holiday items particularly fun to chew, so always be mindful of this if you have them around your home.

  • New Year's
  • Balloons
  • Confetti
  • Noise makers
  • Valentine's Day
  • Flowers
  • Boxes of chocolate
  • Easter
  • Fake grass
  • Spring bulbs
  • 4th of July
  • Fireworks
  • Halloween
  • Candles
  • Candy
  • Thanksgiving
  • Turkey bones
  • Hot containers
  • Christmas
  • Holiday tree
  • Light strands
  • Tree water
  • Decoration hooks
  • Tinsel
  • Styrofoam
  • Yuletide fire
appliances

appliances

These can be hazardous even when turned off if they contain product residue.

Plants

Plants

Not all leafy greens are good to eat! If any of these plants are inside or outside your home, make sure your pet doesn't snack on them.

Food

FOOD

Some human foods have great health benefits for pets, and some are very toxic.
It’s important not to get the good foods confused with these harmful ones!

read your peanut butter label

Dogs are pretty nuts about peanut butter, but before you offer it as a treat, you’ll want to check the ingredients.
Some brands contain xylitol, an artificial sweetener that is very dangerous to dogs.

OBJECTS

OBJECTS

Keep your pet occupied so they’re less likely to swipe objects like the ones below,
which can injure their mouth and organs, cause them to choke, and make them sick.

     

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unexpected with pet insurance.

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