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

Fire pit/Grill
– 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.

Deck lattice
– Your dogs or cats can get stuck in the opening under your deck and possibly be strangled.

De-icing salts
– 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.