March is the official start of spring as well as Poison Prevention Awareness Month for animals. If cleaning your house and yard is on your spring to-do list, make sure that you do so in a way that is safe for your dog, cat, or other household pet. By following the suggestions below, you can enjoy the satisfaction of completing your spring cleaning while keeping your pet safe at the same time.
Indoor Spring Cleaning Dangers for Animals
Many household cleaners that you don't think twice about using are actually quite harmful for your pet. Items that pose especially high risks if your dog or cat ingests them include toilet bowl cleaner, laundry detergent, ammonia, chlorine, and drain cleaners. If possible, switch to a non-toxic version of these cleaning agents. When you can't purchase green products, be extra vigilant about keeping these chemicals locked up and out of the path of your curious pet.