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March is Pet Poison Prevention Month

March is Pet Poison Prevention Month.
You already know that dogs can’t eat chocolate, but there are plenty of other things around the house that can hurt both cats and dogs. Always keep these items stored safely where curious nibblers can’t reach them:

Top 10 Poisons from Pet Poison Helpline

 

Dog Poisons:

    1. Chocolate

 

    1. Mouse and rat poisons (rodenticides)

 

    1. Vitamins and minerals (e.g., Vitamin D3, iron, etc.)

 

    1. NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.)

 

    1. Cardiac medications (e.g., calcium channel blockers, beta-blockers, etc.)

 

    1. Cold and allergy medications (e.g., pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine, etc.)

 

    1. Antidepressants (e.g., selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors)

 

    1. Xylitol

 

    1. Acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol)

 

  1. Caffeine pills

 

Cat Poisons:

    1. Topical spot-on insecticides

 

    1. Household cleaners

 

    1. Antidepressants

 

    1. Lilies

 

    1. Insoluble oxalate plants (e.g., Dieffenbachia, Philodendron, etc.)

 

    1. Human and veterinary NSAIDs

 

    1. Cold and flu medication (e.g., Tylenol)

 

    1. Glow sticks

 

    1. ADD/ADHD medications/amphetamines

 

  1. Mouse and rat poison

If you think that your dog or cat has ingested a toxin, call Pet Poison Helpline at  1-800-213-6680.

 

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