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Everyday Items that could harm your greyhound

As your greyhound is busy enjoying life as a pet, you must be aware of the potential hazards that could injure or harm your dog. Prevent accidents from happening! Anything that could hurt a child could also potentially harm your greyhound.

Household products could harm a Greyhound

HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS

  • Medications (prescription and over the counter)
  • Pest products (moth balls, baits, sprays)
  • Cleaning products (sprays and liquids)
  • Solvents (paint thinner)
  • Tobacco products
  • Room fresheners (solids, sprays and liquids)
  • Toilet bowl products
  • Flea and tick products
  • Stagnant water (plant saucers)

HOUSEHOLD OBJECTS

  • Indoor and outdoor plants (including Aloe, Azalea, Clematis, Daffodil, Lily, Ivy, Fern, Dracaena, Hydrangea, Philodendron and Schefflera, bulbs, berries, needles, leaves and buds)
  • Sharp objects (knives, scissors, nails, pins)
  • Household objects could harm a Greyhound
  • Balls (small with smooth outer surface)
  • String (dental floss, thread, ribbon and yarn)
  • Small items (buttons, twist ties, coins, Q-tips, paper clips, rubber bands)
  • Batteries
  • Food wraps (plastic and foil)
  • Candles
  • Electrical cords
  • Small toys and balloons
  • Hot food containers
  • Holiday decorations (fake grass, angel hair, tinsel, ornaments and hooks)
  • Styrofoam
Some foods could harm a Greyhound

HARMFUL FOODS

  • Avocados
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee and tea
  • Onions and garlic (including powder)
  • Grapes and raisins
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Raw yeast dough
  • Foods sweetened with Xylitol (gum and candy)
  • Spoiled, fatty or salty foods
  • Bones (poultry)
Some outdoor and garage products could harm a Greyhound

OUTDOOR AND GARAGE PRODUCTS

  • Algae (stagnant water)
  • Anti-freeze and coolants
  • Grill (flames and ashes)
  • De-icing chemicals and salts
  • Compost and mulch (moldy or cocoa bean shell)
  • Gasoline and oil
  • Pesticides

If you suspect that your dog may have eaten or has been exposed to a poisonous substance, please call the following number immediately and be ready with the following information:

  • the species, breed, age, sex, weight and number of animals involved
  • the animalís symptoms
  • information regarding the exposure, including the agent (if known), the amount of the agent involved and the time elapsed since the time of exposure.
  • Have the product container/packaging available for reference.

ASPCA'S ANIMAL POISON CONTROL CENTER

1-888-426-4435

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