Pets are more vulnerable than people are to the exposure of toxins in and around the home. Animals also have faster metabolisms and smaller lungs than we do. This is the list of potentially toxic materials, which may be affecting the long-term health of your pet.
- Flea repellent products (Alternative- Electric flea traps and Diatomaceous earth)
- Lawn fertilizers (Alt- Corn gluten)
- Garden herbicides and insecticides (Alt-Flies Be Gone fly trapand Holey Moley)
- De-icing salts (Alt- Waterproof 'pet boots,' Sand, crushed cinder, or cat litter)
- Antifreeze formulations (Alt- "Low Tox" antifreeze)
- Household cleaners (Alt- Nontoxic Home Cleaning, Nellie's All-Natural Dishwashing Powder, Soap Nuts Laundry Liquid and Nellie's All-Natural Laundry Nuggets)
- Formaldehyde (Alt-Solid wood dog houses, screened windows, new dog cushions and blankets)
- Mothballs (Alt- pheromone-based clothes moth traps and moth-repelling sachets
As a pet owner, you should make out the presence of these unseen hazards and take precautionary measures to make sure your pet's long-term good health.
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