2. In the Kitchen & Bath
In the bathroom, pets will get into your medicines if they’re within reach. Even over-the-counter medications for humans can be fatal for them. The same goes for lotions, shampoos, cleaning supplies, and even some people foods kept in the kitchen. For example, foods with alternative sweeteners often contain sugar alcohols. Sugar alcohols are extremely toxic for pets, and can even cause kidney failure. Consider child-proof cabinet latches, and keep all potentially hazardous items out of reach. You’ll also want to keep the toilet lid down and make sure trash cans are securely covered.