Because of the Westie’s nature to be inquisitive, they sometimes get into things that can be very harmful to them. They love to explore. They are natural-born chewers. So if it fits in their mouth, why not chew it and, of course, why not swallow it.
Dogs are exposed to different types of poisons, inside and outside the house. As soon as you realize that your pet has ingested something, call your vet. It is always much easier for your vet to treat the animal if you can accurately identify what the dog has eaten.
SOME DANGEROUS INDOOR THINGS YOUR WESTIE CAN INGEST ARE:
- Cleaning Solutions
- Medication-make sure it is stored in a safe place. Remember Westies have strong jaws and can crack plastic.
- Some House Plants
- Dryer Sheets
- Moth Balls
- Pest Control Items
- Plastic Wrap
- Wire and Foil
- Grapes and Raisins
SOME DANGEROUS OUTDOOR THINGS YOUR WESTIE CAN INGEST ARE:
Puppies will eat ANYTHING!
- Cocoa Mulch
Make sure that you purchase mulch that is safe for your pets
Book: Dog Friendly Garden
MAKE YOUR WESTIE’S HOME SAFE:
Not only are decorations a hazard to your pet but many of the delicious ‘goodies’ you have in your home for holidays can be hazardous to your pet.
THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE THINGS THAT CAN CAUSE SEVERE PROBLEMS TO YOUR PET. BECOME AN EDUCATED OWNER. LEARN HOW TO PROTECT YOUR PETS.
Animal Poison Control Center
There is a consultation fee
You never know what a Westie might get into!