Monday, June 20, 2022

Keep Your Pet Safe

We all know that we are supposed to wash our hands after petting a cat or dog or touching their food—especially raw food. But did you know it is also important to make sure your hands are clean before you pet? Cats and dogs absorb toxins through their skin.  Anything that may be on your hands (such as lotion, cleaning supplies, chemicals, hormones, pain relievers, sunscreen, etc.) can pose a threat to your pet's health. Pets may be drawn to the smell and will try to lick it from your hands or wash it off their fur and skin. While we want to snuggle our pets, just remember that we don’t want our medications and human products to harm them.