LANSING, MI (WILX) - Back to school means a lot of dogs are about to experience withdrawal as their humans leave them alone once again during the day.
In addition to that, they may start digging into your lunchboxes - before or after school - to find tasty treats that may be harmful to them.
BluePearl pet hospitals has put out a list of the top toxins that can be found in your child's school lunch box or even his backpack that are dangerous to dogs.
Top Lunchbox Toxins
• Gum (which can contain xylitol)
• Grapes and raisins
• Macadamia nuts
• Moldy food
• Cold packs used to keep food cool
Top Backpack Toxins/Dangers
• Pencils and arts and crafts
• Small toys
• ADHD medications
• Albuterol inhalers
• OTC medications such as NSAIDs and acetaminophen
• Homemade slime
• Hand sanitizer
They say that many kids will just drop their lunchbox or backpack on the floor creating a must-sniff scenario.
BluePearl suggests that pet owners designate an area in their homes for backpacks and lunchboxes, so they’re out of the reach of pets. "And for really persistent dogs, this may mean items are kept behind a closed door. If that’s not possible, it’s best that all leftover food be discarded before the child returns home."
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