American Kennel Club warns pet owners of toxic dangers of back to school items

American Kennel Club warns pet owners of toxic dangers of back to school items

PITTSBURGH — With many people now working remotely or working from home and many students starting the school year online, pets are exposed to many items they may not normally come into contact with.

The American Kennel Club said while many back to school items may be labelled as non-toxic for children, they can still be harmful to your pets if eaten.

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Things like electrical cords, batteries, markers, pencils, erasers and other school supplies should be kept out of reach of pets. Children likely will not eat an entire box of crayons, but your dog may, according to the AKC.

Additionally, crafts or in-home science experiments can also contain hazardous chemicals if consumed in large quantities.

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