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Top 10 Pet Poisons

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In 2012, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) over 180,000 cases of pets exposed to possibly poisonous substances. Based on those cases, they compiled a list of the 10 most common toxins that pets get a hold of. Topping the list for the fifth year in a row are human prescription medications.

  • Human Prescription Medications
  • Insecticides
  • Over-the-Counter Human Medications
  • Veterinary Products and Medications
  • Household Products
  • People Food
  • Chocolate
  • Plants
  • Rodenticides
  • Lawn and Garden Products

You should take all possible steps and precautions to prevent access to these poisons by your dog or other pets. However, if you have any reason to think that your pet might has ingested something toxic, please contact your veterinarian or the Animal Poison Control Center’s 24-hour hotline at (888) 426-4435.

Read more important information and tips on dog poisoning.

 

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One Response to Top 10 Pet Poisons

  1. Sand Spring Chesapeakes July 17, 2013 at 3:55 PM #

    Great tips! Everyone needs to know the top poisons . All too often pets ingest substances they shouldn’t because they are in pet’s reach and pet’s don’t know what is good and what is bad. For people food we just had a case of raisin ingestion this week at the clinic. The dog is fine but it could of ended much worse.

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