Keep Your Pet Away From Dangers Inside Your Trash Can - UrgentVet

Read on to learn about common trash can items that can pose a danger for your pet.
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Once in the garbage, everything gets mashed together. Food, paper, plastics, cleaning products, personal hygiene products, and everything else we throw away. What smells horrible to us like feces or blood, may attract the curious noses of our pets. Whether it’s your main trash can or bathroom trash can, smells are collecting, and items that may be attracting our pets are piling up. There are plenty of non-edible items we throw away that can cause serious health problems for our pets if ingested.
There are simple—but important—steps that pet parents can take to dog-proof their trash cans.
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side from being annoying, your dog's trash-digging fetish can be dangerous and potentially fatal -- he might get poisoned or his digestive system might get perforated or obstructed. Scolding and punishing your pet companion after the fact is ineffective, because he's long forgotten about his treasure hunt and won't know what you're fussing about. Instead, try to catch him in the act when you're at home, and when you're away, booby-trap the trash can to give your dog an unforgettable experience that will keep him from raiding the trash. If none of the above options works for you, then it’s time to purchase a pet-proof trash can.
Photo provided by FlickrProperly dispose of pet waste by bagging the waste and depositing it a trash can or pet waste receptacle.
Photo provided by FlickrWitherow warns that bathroom trash cans may hold medications, gels, or cleaners—items that could pose a potentially deadly risk to pets.
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Identical to the Steel Trash Receptacle with Lid and just as sturdy, this model also offers weather-resistant advantages of aluminum. This model can be substituted for the Steel DOGIPOT Trash Receptacle with Lid with the Aluminum DOGIPOT Pet Stations at an additional charge. Each Aluminum DOGIPOT Trash Receptacle includes one (1) box of 50 count DOGIPOT SMART Liner Trash Bags (10-gallon). It is powder-coated forest green and mounting hardware is included.The easiest fix is to keep your trash can out of your pet’s reach. If it is in their grasp, make sure that it had a lid that is not easily removed by a pet. This is important so that they are unable to get into it, and also to help shield smells from their curious noses. At the end of the day, your pet can most likely digest and have no issues with, but as you know, there are plenty of items in the trash that can cause stomach problems for your pet.It’s not unusual for our pets to get into the trash can, right? There are so many smells and often food in there, why would those crazy humans just throw it away? Today, we want to talk about trash and the importance of keeping your pet out of it. We’ve all had that moment when we’ve come home to the garbage spilled all over the floor and a guilty pet not making eye contact in the other room. It seems innocent enough, but some real dangers are hiding in your trash can that can affect both cats and dogs.Look around the internet very long and you can find all kinds of ways people try to train their dogs and other pets to stay out of the trash. Some of them are a little strange and not really practical like using hot sauce, vinegar, Bengay or some other smelly revolting concoction in an attempt to make a dog proof trash can. Other people try to set booby traps using mouse traps and other crazy things. But not everything is crazy and there are some very effective ways of actually to stay out of the trash.As we’ve stated before, there are plenty of foods that can be . Onions, garlic, grapes, gum, chocolate, and a plethora of other items can be toxic to your pet if ingested and may be in your trash can right now. What we’re also worried about is spoiled food that has been sitting in there overnight. A good rule of thumb is that the trash should be taken out if food has been in there from the night before.Once in the garbage, everything gets mashed together. Food, paper, plastics, cleaning products, personal hygiene products, and everything else we throw away. What smells horrible to us like feces or blood, may attract the curious noses of our pets. Whether it’s your main trash can or bathroom trash can, smells are collecting, and items that may be attracting our pets are piling up. There are plenty of non-edible items we throw away that can cause serious health problems for our pets if ingested.