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Dangers outside the home
- Can be found in pounds or other bodies of water; certain forms can be toxic
Chemicals for ponds and pools
- May cause serious illness depending on the circumstances of exposure
- Some types of antifreeze or coolant products contain ethylene glycol, which is highly toxic to dogs and cats, even in small amounts
- Flames can result in serious burns and ashes can cause illness if ingested.
Fences or gates
- Your pets can run away if they find openings in damaged fences or gates. They can also get hurt or strangled if they get stuck.
- Your dogs or cats can get stuck in the opening under your deck and possibly be strangled.
- Some formulations may contain chemicals that are hazardous to pets if ingested in large amounts. Look for "pet-friendly" de-icing salts.
Compost (particularly if moldy)
Cocoa bean shell mulch fertilizer
Swimming pools and hot tubs
- Never leave your pet unattended near uncovered pools, even if they can swim.