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Poisoning and Pets

DIRECTIONS: Read each statement below. Write TRUE or FALSE on the line before each statement. Check your answers with those at the bottom of the page.

1. _______________ Dogs are too smart to eat poisonous substances.

2. _______________ Any food that's safe for a human is safe for a pet.

3. _______________ Flea shampoos and powders can be poisonous.

4. _______________ If you have a pet, you should know about all the plants in your home.

5. _______________ If a pet is poisoned, it will feel better on its own after a few days.

On the lines below, write some more poison prevention rules that will help you keep pets safe.






  1. False: Many poisons taste good to pets.
  2. False: Pets are not people and pets and humans react differently to many substances.
  3. True: Flea shampoos and powders contain insecticides and must be used and stored carefully.
  4. True: Pets often chew on houseplants. Pet owners should know which are poisonous and which are not.
  5. False: Always call a veterinarian or poison control center if you think your pet has been poisoned.

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