Protect your Pets from potential toxins

Pets

The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley reminds pet owners of the potential dangers during Naitonal Poision Prevention Week.

March 17th-23rd is the ASPCA National Poison Prevention Week. This week serves as a reminder to all pet owners to watch for both natural and processed pet toxins. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) works hard year-round to help provide critical information to pet parents nationwide about the dangers of potential pet toxins.

You can call the Poison Control Center with any questions regarding potential ingestion of a toxin. With any potential dangers and toxins, it is important to keep these things out of paw’s reach.

While accidents can always happen, the less accessible any of the items are, the less likely your pet is to get into them.

Top Three toxins of 2018:

  •  Over-the-counter medications were the most common group of toxins pets ingested the past year.
  • Next was food, such as xylitol, grapes, raisins, onions and garlic and lastly chocolate.
  • You can find the remainder of the top 10 toxins list and information regarding the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center here

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