Pet parents can use this special week as an opportunity to assess the items in your home and garden environment that may be hazardous to your pets. We all love our pets and don't want them getting into anything that could make them sick. Here is a list of the top 10 poisons for dogs and cats.
2.Insect bait stations
3.Rodenticides (i.e., mouse and rat poison)
5.Xylitol-containing products (i.e., sugar-free gums and candies)
6.Ibuprofen (Advil®or Motrin® in brand name or generic form)
7.Acetaminophen (Tylenol® in brand name or generic form)
8.Silica gel packs
9.Amphetamines, such as ADD/ADHD drugs
2.Canine pyrethroid insecticides (topical flea and tick medicine designed for dogs but erroneously placed on cats)
5.Paints and varnishes
6.Veterinary non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (Rimadyl®, Deramaxx®)
7.Glow sticks/glow jewelry
8.Amphetamines (such as ADD/ADHD drugs)
9.Acetaminophen (Tylenol® in brand name or generic form)
10.Ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin® in brand name or generic form)
If you suspect that your pet has been exposed to poison, take action immediately. Contact your personal veterinarian, Pet Poison Helpline or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center.