Five Quick Ways to Keep Your Pets Safe

    1.  Keep all electric cords out of reach or covered by a chew-proof guard. Puppies and kittens will chew on anything.

    2.  Don't leave any medicines on tables, chairs, or in open cabinets.

    3.  Cover your outside pool or pond. Many heavily-coated dogs and cats may be unable to swim to safety when their coats are soaking wet.

    4.  Keep pets away from ice-covered ponds and lakes. Cats and dogs may wander onto ice too thin to support their weight.

    5.  Keep all painting supplies in closed cabinets.

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration