7 Dangerous Objects for Your Dog

In this article, we want to discuss some dangerous objects for your dog that you might not have thought much about.
7 Dangerous Objects for Your Dog

Last update: 17 March, 2019

When it comes to buying toys for your dog you might worry about whether they’re too soft, too big, or too small, etc. But the truth is that there’s no point in worrying about all of this if you’re not careful with the things you leave around the house. Today, we want to talk about some dangerous objects for your dog that you might be leaving within his reach.

Being careful with these objects could save your dog’s life. In this article, we’ll tell you what they are and why they’re dangerous.

Dangerous objects for your dog

A dog and owner playing with a stick.

Some of these dangerous objects for your dog are things you need and can’t get rid of easily. But you can hide or store them better to stop your dog getting hold of them.

Plug Sockets

Animals, particularly dogs, love to investigate and fiddle with things. Licking a plug socket could electrocute them, so you need to take some precautions. You could try to keep them hidden or use child protectors to cover them up.


This is something that may well have already happened to you before – your dog has chewed a cable and broken something important or expensive. But perhaps you didn’t stop to think about how dangerous this is for your dog!

Although the electrical shock risk is the same as with the plug sockets, your dog may also ingest little bits of copper which can cause serious injury that not even your vet will be able to do anything about. The best thing you can do is to get a cable collector or hide them under or behind furniture.

The trash

Dogs and cats love to play in the trash. But it’s not just the terrible smell and mess that you should be worried about.

The trash tends to contain bacteria and microorganisms that can do great harm to your dog. It also contains rotten food and maybe even maggots. It’s definitely not a place that your dog or cat should be in.

Try to keep it out of your animal’s reach. You could get a pedal bin with a lid or keep the trash outside or behind the kitchen door. However, if your dog knows how to open doors, perhaps it’s best to put a protector on the door to stop him from opening it.

Objects on tablecloths

If you’ve got a centrepiece, fruit bowl, or another object on the table and the tablecloth hangs over the edges, it’s only a matter of time. One day your dog will get bored and give that cloth a good tug, bringing the whole lot crashing down on his head.

Anything in the kitchen

Just like for a child, a kitchen is a dangerous place for a dog. He could cut himself, burn himself, or eat onion, garlic or other foods which are not good for dogs. Try to keep your dog out of the kitchen when you’re cooking.

A dog looking at an empty food bowl in the kitchen, a place full of dangerous objects for your dog.

Cleaning products and pesticides

These products, as you already know, are highly poisonous and could kill your dog if he’s able to get hold of them.

They can cause severe burns both internally and externally. Keep them in storage in the garden or somewhere else outside, or otherwise in a high cupboard in the kitchen.


Most medicines prescribed for humans are not at all good for your pets, so it’s really important to keep them out of your dog’s reach. Keep them in a hermetically-sealed container in a cupboard.

These are the most dangerous objects for your dog, but the list isn’t exhaustive. In particular, you should keep an eye out for any pins or needles that might fall on the floor. And finally, if you buy toys for your dog and you’re not sure, ask your vet for advice.

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