The time of year for pumpkin spice lattes and sweet treats is here! Fall has here, and the safety of our pets is probably overjoyed to be leaving the humid, hot weather behind. Pets’ Safety is important in the fall. Even while they may be happy about the colder temperatures, there are still risks this time of year that is not present in the summer.
Keep School Supplies Out of Paws’ Reach
There will be a lot of school materials in the home now that classes have resumed. Drawers full of glue sticks, pencils, and magic markers are most likely to be found in homes with small children. Even though these substances are thought to be low toxicity to pets, ingesting them might cause gastrointestinal discomfort and obstructions. Be sure to keep school supplies out of paws’ reach.
Beware of Rodenticides and Cold Weather Poisons
The use of rat and mouse poisons rises in the fall as rodents try to relocate indoors for protection from the chilly weather. To pets, rodenticides are extremely toxic (and occasionally very alluring), and ingesting them could have catastrophic consequences. If you must utilize these items, do it very carefully and store them somewhere your pets cannot access them.
Fall is a popular season for changing a car’s engine coolant. Since ethylene glycol-based coolants are extremely poisonous, pets should not be allowed near them, and spills should be cleaned up right away. Propylene glycol-based coolants might be an alternative to consider; while not entirely harmless, they are far less hazardous than other engine coolants.
Watch Out for Wildlife
Snakes prepare for hibernation in the fall, increasing the risk of bites to pets in the wrong place at the wrong time. Pets’ safety is essential to prevent their pets from getting into dangerous situations, pet parents should be aware of the types of venomous snakes that may be present in their area and where they are most likely to be discovered. Playing Safely With Pets
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Steer Clear of Mushrooms
Fall ushers in the mushroom season. While 99.9% of mushrooms are harmless or barely poisonous, the 1% that are very toxic can be fatal to animals. The easiest strategy to avoid pets from consuming these dangerous plants is to keep them away from locations where any mushrooms are growing because the majority of toxic mushrooms are difficult to differentiate from benign ones.