March is pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month

March is Poison Prevention Awareness Month and it’s a good time learn the harmful plants and toxic chemicals we have around our homes. 

Common items in your backyard can pose serious pet safety hazards. Keep your pet—as well as any visiting animals—safe by knowing what to look out for.

Poisonous Plants & Hazardous Outside Items

  • Autumn Crocus
  • Azalea
  • Lilies
  • Sago Palm
  • Yew
  • Poison Ivy
  • Fertilizer
  • Bee Hives
  • BBQ Equipment

Household Toxins

  • Bleach
  • Drain cleaner
  • Toilet cleaner
  • Pine oil
  • Essential oils
  • Potpourri 
  • Moth balls
  • Teflon coated cookware
  • Dishwasher detergent
  • Antifreeze
  • Fabric softeners
  • Batteries
  • Paints, solvents, lacquers

Get more helpful pet tips from Nationwide, a UHD Work/Life vendor, at petinsurance.com/you andpetsathome.

Source: Nationwide

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