It is common sense I suppose, but seeing one of my little rascals in this bag prompted me to write this reminder. Plastic bags are hazardous to pets just as they are for children. The risk of suffocation is obvious. Suffocation can happen so quickly. In addition, animals are fond of swallowing any number of items. I once did surgery to remove a diamond ring from a cat’s stomach. At least that owner had a profit on the procedure! I also had a dog swallow six pairs of surgical gloves used by the owner on his ostomy bag. One of our cats loves to stand at my husband’s feet when he takes the plastic wrappers off the dry cleaned shirts. Now we keep him out of the room. This cat can not help himself from lunging headfirst into the pile of bags like we did as kids in Minnesota when the fall leaves were raked into a huge mound.