March is National Poison Prevention Month

Posted by Southtowns Animal Hospital on March 1, 2018

When it is possible your pet may have eaten something toxic, it is important to ACT QUICKLY!

If you suspect your pet has ingested any of these items or any other questionable substance, call us IMMEDIATELY for assistance. After hours or on weekends seek IMMEDIATE help at a 24-hour veterinary emergency facility.

Fast and accurate identification of the suspected toxin is very important. Having the container, package, or label in hand may save the life of your pet.

The Top Ten Dog Poisons Reported to Animal Poison Control Are:

  • 1  Chocolate
  • 2  Mouse and Rat Poisons
  • 3  Human vitamin and minerals supplements
  • 4  NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, aspirin, or naproxen
  • 5  Cardiac Medications such as calcium channel blockers or beta-blockers
  • 6  Cold and Allergy Medications, especially multi-symptom products
  • 7  Antidepressants such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
  • 8  Xylitol sweetener
  • 9  Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
  • 10  Caffeine Pills

The Top Ten Cat Poisons Reported to Animal Poison Control Are:

  • 1  Topical spot-on insecticides, especially those meant for dogs or that kill ticks
  • 2  Household Cleaners
  • 3  Antidepressants
  • 4  Lilies or any plants that grow from bulbs
  • 5  Common houseplants that contain jnsoluable Oxalate such as Dieffenbachia, Philodendron, and more
  • 6  Human and Veterinary NSAIDs
  • 7  Cold and Flu Medication containing acetaminophen (Tylenol)
  • 8  Glow Sticks
  • 9  ADD/ADHD Medications/Amphetamines
  • 10  Mouse and Rat Poison
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