Charlie Bear here.
I’m not overly curious. Oh, sure, I like to sniff things and I even like to take Mom Peep’s little post-it notes and run from her office into the family room with them. Sometimes, if she leaves her sunglass case on the floor, I’ll take that and run with it too. Or her footie socks.
Mom told me about a friend of hers who has a dog named Lilly. Now Lilly is small like me, but she is WAYYYYY more curious than me. One day, Mom put her purse on the floor of a back room at her friend’s house and then walked out, leaving the door open. When she got back guess what she saw? All of the contents were removed from her purse and placed one by one in a big area about three feet wide. Her lipstick, her wallet, her glasses, her pens, her hairbrush, all of her stuff. All of it.
It’s a good thing nothing yucky was in there to hurt Lilly. Take note of what Dr. Debra from PetPlace has to say about all that.
From Dr. Debra at PetPlace,
Calls to emergency clinics and poison control hotlines are often associated with items dog have ingested that they retrieved or found in purses and handbags.
Several items can be highly toxic or dangerous. Go to: Dangers in Your handbag
Did you know that hand sanitizer can be toxic? It can! Hand sanitizer can cause signs of alcohol poisoning. These include:
- Staggering or lack of coordination
- Odor of alcohol on the animal’s breath or vomit
- Extreme decrease in activity or lack of movement
- Drastic increase in excitement for no reason
- Excessive urination and/or urinary incontinence
Please keep your purse, handbag, book bag, and briefcase out of the reach of your pet. It only takes a minute for something bad to happen.
With warm regards,
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So there you have it. Better safe than sorry, right?
Check out that link for a list of items that are dangerous that just might be in YOUR handbag.
Wiggles and Woofs,