Poisonous to Pets

March is Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month. Some of these we knew, some we didn't. So please read on and be aware of what could harm your pet:

Top 10 Toxins & Poisons for Cats

  1. Lilies, such as Easter, Asiatic, and Tiger
  2. Insoluble oxalate plants, such as philodendron and dieffenbachia
  3. Insecticides, such as topical flea/tick treatments and insecticidal sprays and shampoos
  4. Household cleaners, such as drain, window and surface cleaners
  5. Human and veterinary NSAIDS, such as ibuprofen, naproxen, carprofen and meloxicam 6. Amphetamines, such as ADD/ADHD drugs like Adderall® and Concerta®
  6. Mouse and rat poisons
  7. Antidepressants, such as Effexor®, Cymbalta®, Wellbutrin® and Prozac®
  8. Laundry detergents
  9. Paints, stains and varnishes

Top 10 Toxins & Poisons for Dogs

  1. Foods such as chocolate, xylitol and grapes/raisins
  2. Insecticides, such as sprays, bait stations and topical flea/tick treatment
  3. Mouse and rat poisons
  4. Human NSAIDS, such as ibuprofen and naproxen
  5. Household cleaners, such as sprays, detergents and polishes
  6. Antidepressants, such as Prozac®, Paxil®, Celexa®, and Effexor®
  7. Fertilizers, including bone meal, blood meal and iron-based products
  8. Acetaminophen, such as Tylenol® and cough/cold medications
  9. Amphetamines, such as ADD/ADHD drugs like Adderal® and Concerta®
  10. Veterinary pain relievers, specifically COX-2 inhibitors such as Rimadyl®, Deramaxx® and Previcox®

Accidental Poisoning

If you suspect a pet has ingested something that could be harmful, don’t hesitate to seek immediate veterinary advice. If you do not have access to a local emergency veterinary clinic, the Pet Poison Helpline is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Pet Poison Helpline can be reached at (800) 213-6680. There is a $39 charge per incident.


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