The Nevada Humane Society offers advice on how to keep pets safe from springtime dangers.
Nev. (KOLO) - With the weather becoming warmer, the Nevada Humane Society came by Morning Break to warn pet owners about the various dangers that arise in the spring.
First, more people will be gardening and landscaping, so make sure your dog isn't sniffing around hazardous plants or dangerous chemicals that may have been left out when you're out for a walk.
Keep an eye on how hot the asphalt and walkways become. The paws of pets are readily burned.
Keep spring cleaning materials out of reach of pets inside the house. Check the security of your doors and window screens. More people will be opening their windows to let in fresh air, which may tempt your cats and dogs to flee.
Easter confectionery should be handled with caution. Chocolate, gum, and sugar-free candy all toxic to dogs, so keep that Easter basket high and out of reach. While new indoor house plants and fresh flowers are attractive in the spring, be sure the plants are pet friendly. Animals are poisoned by philodendrons, monsteras, pothos, snake plants, and Easter lilies.
Aiko was also brought to Morning Break by Rebecca Goff and Ally Stemen of the Nevada Humane Society. She's a 5-year-old mix with German shepherd or Rottweiler bloodlines. She's fine around humans, but not so much in a family with children or other pets. She's a cuddly diva who refuses to share your affection. Visit the Nevada Humane Society in Reno if you want to learn more about her.