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Autumn

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Safety Tips For Autumn...

It's that time of year when the cold begins to slowly creep up on us, so that means it's time to keep kitty's outdoor activity to a minimum. The "call of the wild" can be intense for some cats, and you need to be aware of scurrying kitties toward open doors and windows. We've provided you with some tips on how to keep your kitty snug and healthy during this fabulously beautiful season.
RODENTICIDES — as rodents seek shelter from the cooler temperatures by attempting to move indoors, the use of rodenticides increases and you need to know this is highly toxic to pets, because if ingested the results could be fatal. If you must use these products, please use extreme caution by putting them in places inaccessible to your cat or other pets.

BACK TO SCHOOL TIME —  those of you with young children have probably begun to stock up on glue sticks, pencils and magic markers. You need to know that these items are considered low toxicity to pets, which may mean they're unlikely to cause serious problems unless large amounts are ingested. But since gastrointestinal upset, and blockages, certainly are possible, be sure your children keep their school supplies out of kitty's reach.

FALL CAR CARE — this is the time of year when many of you change your car's engine coolant. Ethylene glycol-based coolants are highly toxic, so spills should be cleaned up immediately. You might want to consider switching to propylene glycol-based coolants—though they aren't completely nontoxic, they are much less toxic than other engine coolants. Remember, pets are curious critters!

THANKSGIVING — Enjoy the holiday, but use a little common sense, too. Remember that cats are curious, so never leave candles unattended. If you're entertaining guests, you might want to give kitty a quiet room to themselves with fresh water and food and someplace to snuggle.

DISASTER PLAN — do you have a disaster emergency plan? Whether it is flooding, earthquake, or other disasters: Always be prepared! Some of the best information can be found at the ASPCA website on creating a disaster plan for your pets: CLICK HERE

Now it's time to sit back and enjoy the falling leaves and watch first snowflakes fly. You and kitty snug and warm anticipating wintertime and the holidays.
 
EMERGENCYASPCA's Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435.