We don’t have any counter surfers.
I should probably knock on wood as I say that.
I can leave dinner or some freshly baked goods on the counter without fear of them being stolen.
The floor, however, is fair game.
Anything dropped on the floor has the potential to be hoovered up in .02 seconds.
I wish I could say that we are extremely cautious with what we use around the house. That we ensure to only cook with pet friendly foods and utilize pet friendly household products. That isn’t the case.
A few months ago, I was baking some yummy treats to share with neighbors. The fluffies were in their usual spot; at my feet while I baked. I must have dropped something because both dogs sprung up from their napping positions and dove toward the same area. I was a too slow on my ‘leave-it’. Thankfully, I was able to recover the item (a piece of uncooked spaghetti) before it was swallowed.
The fluffies have also gotten into their fair share of snacking mischief as they’ve gone through their puppy stages. Between underwear, socks, squeakers, stuffing, and even fur, they’ve chewed through it all.
Thankfully, swallowing a foreign object doesn’t seem to be on their agenda.
Do you know what to look out for to ensure your pup hasn’t consumed something they shouldn’t?
Petplan recently released “Eat This, Not That“, a guide on pet health hazards. This comprehensive, easy to follow guide lists foods and household objects that are unsafe for your four-legged friend. They also ensure you know what to look for to avoid a potentially scary situation.
This guide is a great resource for new pet owners or for those of us who want a quick refresher every now and then.
Has your pet ever snacked on anything they shouldn’t? How did you handle the situation?