Monday, February 3, 2014

Winter Safety Tips

Be aware while walking your dog in the street.  Many storm drains are covered by snow.  A dog can easily become injured if their leg slips through the openings.

Certain hand-warmers may contain elemental iron that can be harmful if dogs and cats ingest them.  Depending on the amount ingested and other factors.  Because of the risk of serious illness or even death from iron poisoning, the ASPCA urges pet owners to  keep all products containing iron out of the reach of the animals.  Should an accidental exposure occur, owners should contact their local veterinarian and/or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center’s 24 hour hotline at 888.426.4435.

Source: ASPCA