Category: Safety

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Chemicals – Hazards Around the House

Many household products are deadly to pets Cleaning and maintaining our homes is a necessary evil. We like to have nicely landscaped yards that are free from unsightly weeds, and we take great pride in power washing our siding to keep it looking new. On the inside of our homes, we strive to keep our

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The Danger of Carbon Monoxide and Pets

Carbon monoxide poisoning is a very serious concern for homeowners. Because carbon monoxide itself is colourless and odourless, it is very difficult to detect, yet its effects are far-reaching.  Statistics Canada has reported that between the years 2000 and 2009, Canada saw 380 cases of death due to accidental poisoning by carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide

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How to Stop a Cat From Chewing on Electrical Cords

How to Stop a Cat From Chewing on Electrical Cords

Cats love to play with household items. Some of these are perfectly safe, while others, like plastic bags, venetian blind cords, curtains and rods and electrical cords, can be downright dangerous, both to you and to your cat. The younger the cat, the more playful they will be; and kittens, in particular, like to chew

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How to Keep Your Dog from Chewing Electrical Cords

Dog owners around the world know how mischievous their pups can be. While some pooches concentrate their chewing efforts on the legs of Grandma’s dining room chairs, others like to focus on breaking in your favorite shoes with their chompers. After all, isn’t all leather a little better after some “tenderizing?” But when a pup

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