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Sunday, March 3, 2019

Pet Poison Prevention Month

March is Pet Poison Prevention Month! FUR pets or for people, being aware of pet poisons are important.  Here is a list of the top 10 most common poisonous agents to dogs and cats:

  1. Chocolate
  2. Mouse and Rat Poisons (rodenticides)
  3. Vitamins and Minerals (e.g., Vitamin D3, iron, etc.)
  4. NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.)
  5. Cardiac Medications (e.g., calcium channel blockers, beta-blockers, etc.)
  6. Cold and Allergy Medications (e.g., pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine, etc.)
  7. Antidepressants (e.g., selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors)
  8. Xylitol (common in toothpaste and chewing gum – read your labels)
  9. Acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol)
  10. Caffeine Pills

  1. Topical spot-on insecticides
  2. Household Cleaners
  3. Antidepressants
  4. Lilies
  5. Insoluble Oxalate Plants (e.g., Dieffenbachia, Philodendron, etc.)
  6. Human and Veterinary NSAIDs
  7. Cold and Flu Medication (e.g., Tylenol)
  8. Glow Sticks
  9. ADD/ADHD Medications/Amphetamines
  10. Mouse and Rat Poison

You can tie pet poison awareness into any event or fundraiser you do in March - some quick and easy ideas:

For Shelters:  Hand out a list of poisonous plants and other household items and foods that are toxic to pets

For Cancer Organizations:  Hand out a list of carcinogens that are hazardous along with alternative choices for better health

For Green Organizations:  Hand out a list of environmental toxins and ways to make your garden and yard more eco-friendly.

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