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About Himalayan Salt Lamps--and Preventing Them from Harming Your Pets

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Your pet's life could be in danger if you have a Himalayan salt lamp in your home.

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Himalayan salt lamps are proven to have various health benefits like improving sleep and increasing blood flow, and are even helpful in easing the symptoms of asthma and various allergies. It only becomes a problem in the freedom of your pet's life. The salt used to make these lamps is mined in Himalayan mountains and it is believed to detoxify the air. But too much salt can be poisonous for cats and dogs.

If your pet licks the salt lamp, your pet may suffer from diarrhea, vomiting or even death. They do need some moderate amount of salt for their bodies to properly function, but too much is harmful.

Now you must be wondering how to care about your favorite crystal salt lamp? What are the best ways to look after a salt lamp especially in a home with pets?

Here are some important tips to set up and look after your beautiful Himalayan salt lamps that will make it possible for you to enjoy them for years to come.

1. Keep your salt lamp away from your pet's access:

Never keep your salt lamp in an area where your pet can easily access it. They may hop up on the table where you will place your lamp. They can not only break the salt lamp but can also get poisoned by licking the salt lamp. So it is recommended to locate these salt lamps away from your pet's reach. Though your pet will not automatically be poisoned by your salt lamp, precaution is better than cure.

Also never leave your salt lamp in an open or humid place where they can be exposed to the outside elements. Use your salt lamp as much as possible. Places like windows and washrooms (humid places with a large amount of moisture) are not ideal for salt lamps.

2. Salt-dough ornaments of a pet's paw print:

There is a new trend of using salt-dough ornaments in pet-friendly home decor. It is a bad idea to use those pretty salt-dough ornaments made with pet's printed paws. No doubt they look amazing and cute but there is a possibility that your pet will lick their paws after pressing them into the dough to get a print. If there are symptoms of salt poisoning in your pet, take them to the vet without wasting a minute.

3. Electrical-safety precautions:

We all need to be very careful when it comes to electricity. Anything that consumes electricity requires our extra attention while handling. So make sure your pet can not reach these salt lamps in which the bulbs used inside the cord use electricity. Also, make sure the power is off when you plug in or unplug. While moving the lamp and changing the bulb always be careful.

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