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5 Ways to Detox Your Pet’s Space

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5 Ways to Detox Your Pet’s Space

By Sarah Grace McCandless, Animal Planet

Regular vet check-ups, proper nutrition and exercise: You may already know these as best practices for keeping pets healthy and safe. But how much thought have you put into your pet’s day-to-day environment? Even if you’re an attentive owner, there may be dozens of potential pet hazards lurking in and around your household — some, like certain plants, might appear to be innocent, but they can be toxic when your furry friends come in contact with them. In 2009 alone, there were more than 195,000 cases managed by Animal Poison Control Center of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), and that’s not accounting for the hundreds of thousands of incidents reported to other 24-hour help centers or emergency animal hospitals throughout the year. However, there are some ways to detox your pets’ favorite spots and make your home a safer place to be overall. Read on to learn how to get started.

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1:14PM PDT on May 4, 2014

Thank you, good to know x

8:08AM PDT on Sep 1, 2011

Thank you

9:18PM PDT on Aug 7, 2011

noted with many thanks

8:44AM PDT on Aug 6, 2011

Noted with interest.

10:01PM PDT on Aug 4, 2011

I've read that cats don't really enjoy using heavily perfumed litter because of their highly sensitive noses. I didn't know that for years (my cats never mentioned it), but my current cat is allergic to fragance and so I'm thankful for frangrance-free litter.

3:35PM PDT on Aug 3, 2011

Thank you for the note!

2:09PM PDT on Aug 3, 2011

This is good information to share with others.
I'm often amazed at how little people know about keeping their furry companions safe.

4:20AM PDT on Aug 3, 2011

Interesting.

11:50PM PDT on Aug 2, 2011

Thank you very much for the wonderful informative article.Looking forward to seeing more like it.

8:44PM PDT on Aug 2, 2011

thanks so much for the info

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