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Top 10 Things for Pets to Avoid

By May 15, 2017Uncategorized

The top pet toxins that veterinary practices dealt with last year:

10) Garden products, including herbicides and fungicides

9) Plants of the indoor, outdoor and bouquet types

8) Rodenticides

7) Insecticides

6) Chocolate – the darker the chocolate, the more dangerous

5) Household items such as paint, glue and cleaning supplies

4) Veterinary products, with over-the-counter supplements for joints and prescription pain medications making up a large portion

3) Food, with a special concern for onions, garlic, grapes, raising, alcohol and xylitol, a sweetener in many sugar free products

2) Over-the-counter products, with ibuprofen in the top spot

1) Human prescription medications, with heart medications, antidepressants, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder medications most prominent

In 2016 the Cruelty to Animals’ Animal Poison Control Centre dealt with 180,639 cases of toxin exposure.  Keep all medications safely stored until it is time for the next dose.  Check for a clean bowl if mixing medication in pet’s food.  Allow fur or skin to dry after apply topical medications.  For more information on pet poison control check out: www.petpoisonhelpline.com  

Poison Help Line at 1-855-764-7661 (subject to US dollar $59 fee)

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