The average home can be a dangerous place for pets. The best way to ensure the safety of canine or feline friends is to be aware of possible household dangers (electrical cords, liquid potpourri, toxic plants, chemcials in cleaning products, etc) Also, be preparied in case an emergency arises.  The American Veterinary Medical Association at has information on household hazards and the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at has an extensive list of toxic and nontoxic plants. Being prepared and aware will give peace of mind that your pet is sharing your home safely.