Keeping your four-legged friends safe is a top priority. You should always be aware of the dangers to your dogs and keep them out of harms way. Keep numbers handy for your vet and emergency vet to call at the first sign of trauma. You can call the Pet Poison Helpline at 800-213-6680 or peruse their website for helpful information. Make sure you leave these numbers handy for anyone who is taking care of your dogs while you are away.
The veterinarians at the helpline have perused their records, and determined the “Top Ten List” of potential poisons in our homes and yards that were the most commonly reported during the last 12 months. These trusted veterinarians work tirelessly to keep our companions safe and out of harms way around the clock.
“Every January, we examine our records to see what toxins contributed to the most emergency calls from pet owners and veterinarians the previous 12 months,” said Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS, DABT, DABVT and associate director of veterinary services at Pet Poison Helpline. “We hope that by sharing these lists, more pet owners will become educated about how to avoid problems and protect their pets in 2014.”
Click through the pages below to read about all the most commonly reported dangers of 2013 and make sure your dogs are protected from these dangers all through the coming months.
Silica gel packets, the white packets that are commonly found in new shoes, purses, backpacks and other things are rarely a real concern. The biggest dangers come from the iron-containing oxygen absorption packets found in packages of food or pet treats. These packets, if ingested by your dog, could cause iron poisoning.
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