Common Toxicities for Pets

posted: by: Karmen Tags: "Clinic Specials" "News" 

March is Pet Poison Awareness Month!
Lots of people know chocolate and grapes are poisonous to our pets but here is some more information about some other common toxins. 
1) We love bringing the outdoors in by having plants inside our homes, but are the ones we have totally safe for our furry friends? Check out the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center's website for a list of toxic and non-toxic plants. Note: this isn't an all-inclusive list, just a list of the most frequently encountered.

2) We all know that April showers bring May flowers but did you know that some like lilies and tulips can actually bring your pet to the emergency room? Check out this article as we help you "tip toe through the toxic tulips" and help your furry friend stay safe this spring.

3) Chewing gum, peanut butter, maple syrup, toothpaste, cough syrup, and pudding... What do these things have in common? They can all contain xylitol, a sugar substitute that is extremely toxic to our pets. For more information click on the following link:

We will always try to help you figure out if something is toxic to your pet, but if you are unable to reach us, here is another resource.
The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) is your best resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a yearIf you think your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call (888) 426-4435. A $65 consultation fee may be applied to your credit card.