Top Causes of Accidental Pet Poisoning

Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) just released a list containing the top causes of accidental pet poisoning. After analyzing thousands of insurance claims from the past four years they discovered most cases resulted from accidental ingestion of pet or human medication, mouse/rat poison, chocolate and caffeine. Other culprits include: plants, household chemicals, antifreeze and insecticide. In the event that your pooch ingests a harmful substance, call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center or Pet Poison Hotline right away. Using common sense and taking precautions can help keep your pet safe. I’m extra careful at home after Laly demonstrated how skilled she is at opening child-proof bottles of Tylenol. Some things you can do are:

  • Clean up spills (even small amounts of toxic substances can be deadly)
  • Switch to non-toxic household cleaners

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2 responses to “Top Causes of Accidental Pet Poisoning

  1. this was so helpful! i’m always watching out for chocolate and onions but never thought about cleaning products and plants – though charley is so particular he’d never go for plants.

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