Pet Poisons and Toxins
Prevent Pet Poisoning Emergencies
In addition to poisonous plants, gardens can pose a number of poisoning hazards. Be a garden guardian and keep these substances out of your pet’s reach.
A pet poisoning first aid kit can be very useful in case you suspect your pet has accidentally ingested a toxic substance. Keeping these items on hand will make it easier for you to work with the veterinary experts.
It’s important that in the event your pet is poisoned, you keep a level head so that you can properly assess the situation and communicate clearly with your veterinarian. Here are some other life-saving tips to help you with your pet.
Sharing just a bite of food off your plate with your pet is harmless, right? Wrong. Many human foods can be dangerous — even deadly — to dogs and cats.
Whether your pet overdoses on, has an adverse reaction to, or accidentally ingests medication, drug toxicity is a serious matter. Human and pet medications both pose risks to pets. Make sure you know what to avoid when it comes to your pet.
They may be pretty, but some plants are poisonous — even deadly. As little as a single leaf from any lily variety can be lethal to cats. Find out what other plants you and your pets should avoid.
Cleaning solutions, antifreeze, fragrance sprays and other common household chemicals are often stored in places where pets can gain easy access. Here’s a list of toxic household chemicals you should keep away from your pets.