9. Don’t Put Insect Repellant on Your Pet that isn’t Specifically for Pet Use
The same tip applies to applying “people” sunscreen on your pet. What isn’t toxic to humans can be toxic to animals. The ASPCA lists the poisonous effects of sunscreen on your pet as, “…drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive thirst and lethargy.” DEET, a common insecticide, may cause neurological issues.
8. Alcoholic Drinks Poison Pets
If your pet drinks alcohol, they can become dangerously intoxicated, go into a coma, or in severe cases, die from respiratory failure. Yes, even beer is toxic; fermented hops and ethanol are poisonous to dogs and cats.
IT IS GETTING HOT IN PHOENIX. PLEASE LEAVE PETS AT HOME if you can't take them with you and NEVER LEAVE IN A CAR even at temps of 80 degrees could cause death. WALK DOGS in early am or evening -- if you can't stand in bare feet, don't make your dog do it.
BABY BIRD SEASON - Parents are flying and swooping across our streets in search of food and feeding young. PLEASE BE CAREFUL when driving! See our Wild Bird Page for info on what to do if you find a baby bird. Do not try to feed it. Best to leave it alone if not in danger. If it is, then see our instructions and call an expert for guidance on what to do.