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"I am writing to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation for the outstanding services provided by Happy Tails Travel during the transportation of our beloved Sparky to his new home.

From our initial contact with Happy Tails Travel, Lizzie, our Pet Travel Specialist, demonstrated unparalleled professionalism and dedication. Lizzie's expertise and commitment were evident throughout the entire process, providing us with the confidence that Sparky was in the best possible hands. Her attention to detail, clear communication, and genuine care for animals made the entire experience seamless and stress-free."

Make sure to read the rest of Sparky's testimonial and our others here!

Protecting Our Furry Friends: A Guide to Toxin Awareness for Pets

By: Bridget Monrad, R.N. | Mar 08, 2024

Our pets are cherished members of our families, bringing joy, companionship, and endless love into our lives. As responsible pet owners, it's our duty to ensure their safety and well-being in every aspect of their environment. One crucial aspect often overlooked is toxin awareness. Many common household items and substances can pose serious risks to our furry friends if ingested or exposed to them. In this guide, we'll explore essential tips and information to help pet owners become more aware of potential toxins and how to prevent accidental exposure.


Identifying Common Household Toxins:


Human Foods: Certain foods that are harmless to humans can be toxic to pets. Chocolate, grapes, raisins, onions, garlic, avocado, and xylitol (a sugar substitute) are among the foods that can be harmful to dogs and cats.


Household Plants: Many common indoor and outdoor plants are toxic to pets if ingested. Examples include lilies, azaleas, tulips, daffodils, and sago palm. Before bringing a new plant into your home or garden, research its toxicity to pets.


Cleaning Products: Household cleaning products such as bleach, ammonia, and certain detergents can be harmful if ingested or if pets come into contact with them. Always store these products securely out of reach of pets and follow label instructions carefully.


Medications: Prescription and over-the-counter medications, including pain relievers, antidepressants, and vitamins, can be toxic to pets if ingested in large quantities. Keep medications securely stored in pet-proof containers and never administer human medications to pets without veterinary guidance.


Prevention and Safety Measures:


Pet-Proofing Your Home: Take proactive steps to pet-proof your home by securing cabinets and drawers containing toxic substances, keeping household plants out of reach, and storing medications and chemicals in closed cabinets or high shelves.


Awareness and Education: Educate yourself and your family members about common household toxins and their potential effects on pets. Encourage everyone in the household to be vigilant about keeping harmful substances out of reach of pets.


Regular Veterinary Check-Ups: Schedule regular veterinary check-ups for your pets to monitor their health and detect any signs of toxin exposure or poisoning early. Prompt veterinary care can be lifesaving in cases of poisoning.


Emergency Preparedness: Have a plan in place in case of a pet poisoning emergency. Keep the phone number of your veterinarian, a local emergency veterinary clinic, and the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (888-426-4435) readily available.


As pet owners, it's our responsibility to create a safe environment for our beloved companions. By raising awareness about common household toxins and taking proactive steps to prevent exposure, we can help keep our furry friends healthy and happy for years to come. Stay informed, be vigilant, and prioritize the well-being of your pets in every aspect of daily life. Together, we can protect our pets from the dangers of household toxins and provide them with the safe and loving homes they deserve.


At Happy Tails Travel, we treat each pet like they are our own and ensure that every pet is safe during their adventure with us. Pet transport can be scary to many people since you are entrusting your family member to someone you may have never met. Rest assured we are very knowledgeable about pet safety, and we will keep your pet safe and away from any and all hazards. Visit our About Us page to read more about our team and their experience.