Dogs and cats are curious creatures. While that quality often makes us laugh, it can have disastrous consequences.
Some household items are dangerous -- or even fatal -- to animals. Accidents can occur no matter how careful you are, and "they always seem to happen at midnight, when help is hard to find," Martha says. Be prepared with contact information for your vet, the nearest animal emergency room, and the 24-hour ASPCA Poison Control Center (888-426-4435).
Download our clip-art chart with household hazards and a phone list for pet emergencies.