Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Top 10 Pet Toxins of 2011

Both known and unknown toxins can be found hiding in our houses and yards. In 2011, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) in Urbana, IL, fielded more than 165,900 phone calls about pets exposed to poisonous substances.

Here are the top ten:
1. Prescription Human Medications
2. Insecticides
3. Over-the-Counter Human Medications
4. People Food
5. Household Products
6. Veterinary Medications
7. Rodenticides
8. Plants
9. Lawn and Garden Products
10. Automotive Products

If you have any reason to suspect your pet has ingested something toxic, please contact your veterinarian or the Animal Poison Control Center’s 24-hour hotline at (888) 426-4435.


1 comment:

Rama's Mama said...

Thank you for sharing. Very important stuff.