How often do you consider that common household products could be potentially hazardous to your pet’s health? While it might not be something you think about on a regular basis, taking the time to familiarize yourself with the potential hazards in your home could mean the difference between life and death for your pet.
According to Pet Poison Helpline, the top 10 toxins for dogs include:
- Vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin D or iron supplements
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs), including ibuprofen and naproxen
- Cardiac medications, such as calcium channel blockers or beta-blockers
- Cold and allergy medications
- Caffeine pills
For cats, the list includes:
- Topical spot-on insecticides intended for use in dogs only
- Household cleaners
- Insoluble oxalate plants, such as dumb canes or philodendrons
- Human and veterinary NSAIDs
- Cold and flu medications
- Glow sticks
- ADD/ADHD medications
We recently spoke with AAHA’s incoming president and owner and medical director of Macungie Animal Hospital, Nancy Soares, VMD, about common household toxins and how to...