Springtime is Almost Here Again – Get ready for the Good Weather But Look Out For These Common Household Dangers

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Spring is around the corner and we at K-9 Coach are thrilled!  Fresh air, blooming trees and flowers as well as perfect outdoor weather make us and our canine friends happier than ever.

March is a busy time at K-9 Coach as it marks the time when pet companies worldwide launch their new pet products. We search and test these products offered from all over the world to bring them direct to you, our clients. This is also the month of our highly anticipated Annual Spring Clearance sale, where you can get top notch pet products for huge discounts!

If you are feeling lucky, stop by K-9 Coach on March 17th, 18th and 19th for major savings and spin the wheel for free and discounted gifts.

Even though this is an exciting time for us, we as know that spring time is when many of us clean out closets, plant plants, trees and shrubs, and get ready for the beautiful weather.

As a helpful reminder, we have included a list of precautionary steps to take to keep your furry friends safe this spring.

  1. Human Food is often poisonous to pets and you should really employ the old “Why even risk it?” attitude. Common foods which are poisonous include: Alcohol, Avocados, Chocolate, Coffee, Cooked Bones, Garlic, Grapes and Raisins, Macadamia Nuts, Onions.
  2. Human Medications, such as pain killers, cold medicines, anti-cancer drugs, anti-depressants, vitamins and diet pills can all be toxic to animals. Keep medicine containers and tubes of ointments and creams away from pets who could chew through them and be vigilant about finding and disposing of any dropped pills.
  3. Insect Control Products such as the insecticides used in household pest, bee or ant sprays, as well as those in over-the-counter flea and tick remedies, may be toxic. Most professional pest control companies will have pet-safe alternatives. Also, prescription flea and tick control products are much less toxic than over-the-counter remedies. Pet owners should never use any product around pets without first reading the product warnings and consulting their veterinarian.
  4. Landscaping Products such as colored mulch or mulch made from recycled rubber, can be deadly to pets if ingested. Also, chemicals used on lawns and gardens, such as fertilizer and plant food, can be easily accessible and fatal to pets. Make sure to read the labels, look for safe alternatives and always follow the manufacturer direction in terms of storage and post-application contact with pets.
  5. Laundry Items, such as detergents and fabric softener sheets, may have ulcerous and fatal consequences for your dog. Highly concentrated laundry detergent packets are even more dangerous.
  6. Poisonous Household Plants include Autumn Crocus, Azalea, Cyclamen, Kalanchoe, Lilies, Oleander, Dieffenbachia, Daffodils, Lily of the Valley, Sago Palm, Tulips and Hyacinths among others.
  7. Traps and Poisons must be treated with extreme caution. Just remind yourself of why they exist! Even if you do not use traps and poisons, remember that your neighbors might. Dogs and cats can be poisoned if they eat a rodent who has been killed by poison (called secondary poisoning).

We can’t wait to show off the new doggie products we bring to you in our store!  Make sure to stop by during our Annual Clearance Sale and as always, we thank you for your business.

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