For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Michelle Pintar
Phone: (414) 431-6104
Peaches from Potential Poisons
– After flossing your teeth each day with dental
floss, you discard it away and don't give it another
thought until the next day. But this item and many
other commonly used household products can pose
a threat to companion animals.
The Wisconsin Humane
Society reminds humans to avoid the following household
addition to dental floss, string, yarn and rubber
bands can be easy for dogs and cats to swallow and
cause intestinal blockages or strangulation.
with removable parts such as stuffed animals with
plastic eyes can be dangerous and serve as a choking
hazard for animals.
medications including both over-the-counter and
prescribed should be out of your furry friend's
foods such as chicken and turkey bones, onions,
yeast dough, grapes, coffee grounds and beans as
well as chocolate can be choking hazards or poisonous.
Bones can puncture an intestine and cause death
and/or significant veterinary bills.
including insect control products, lawn fertilizer
and antifreeze are fatal to companion animals. Walking
on the lawn may be enough to cause serious illness.
swallowed, plants such as geraniums, lilies and
poinsettias can be poisonous.
Wisconsin Humane Society recommends that small animal
friends stay clear from wood shavings because they
emit dangerous fumes for the little guys.
For more information
about the Wisconsin Humane Society, call
(414) ANIMALS or visit www.wihumane.org.
Dezarae Jones Hartwig with the Wisconsin Humane
Society will be available Friday, March 17 until
3 p.m. and Monday, March 20 until 4 p.m. to discuss
this topic. To schedule an interview, contact Michelle
Pintar at (414) 431-6104.