Keeping your dog happy and healthy means paying attention to what it is exposed to. Several common household items are poisonous to dogs. At Firestone Animal Hospital in Downey, Dr. Rocha can help you with a poison-related emergency if your dog ingests these substances, but it is always better to prevent that from happening in the first place. Let’s look at a few things around your home that could cause serious harm to your furry friend.

Rat Poison and Bug Repellent

These substances are created to be toxic to most animals and that includes your dog. It is crucial to keep these types of items out of your dog's reach. If your dog does ingest these substances, you should seek medical attention quickly.

Chocolate and Coffee

Chocolate, coffee, and basically anything with caffeine should be kept away from your dog. If you have children, be sure they are aware that a chocolate treat is not yummy for dogs. It could make them very sick. Our veterinarian can help you better understand the risks of poisoning for dogs.

Alcohol

You should keep any alcoholic beverages away from your dogs as well. Alcohol can poison your dog very quickly. If your dog ingests alcohol, you should seek urgent pet care immediately.

Grapes

What may look like a healthy snack for humans, is actually quite dangerous for dogs. Do not feed your dogs grapes or raisins.

Contact Our Veterinarian in Downey, CA

Dogs love to explore the world with their mouths and sometimes, that can lead to trouble. If you would like to learn more about common dangers to pets or our emergency veterinary services, contact Dr. Rocha at Firestone Animal Hospital by calling us today at (562) 928-1341.

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7539 Firestone Blvd, Downey, CA 90241, United States

Firestone Office Hours

Monday

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Wednesday

Closed

Thursday

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Friday

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Saturday

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday

Emergency Services & Urgent care available by appointment after-hours and Sundays

Firestone Office Hours

Monday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday
Emergency Services & Urgent care available by appointment after-hours and Sundays

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