Spit that out! A Resource for Identifying Household Pet Toxins

Categories: Pet Care & Training, Pet Welfare

In addition to caring for homeless pets in our community, Lollypop Farm is also here for you, pet owners, as an educational resource. Through communicating the basics of pet-related dangers in the home, we strive to keep pets and people in our community happy, safe, and thriving.

Oh no! There are many types of pet toxins at home. But, we’re here to provide you with resources to prevent accidents

Believe it or not, there are many different types of toxins within the normal household that can be irritating, dangerous, or even deadly for our pets. The ASPCA has identified the top ten pet toxins of 2016 as the following: human prescription medications, over-the-counter products, human food, veterinary products, household items, chocolate, insecticides, rodenticides, plants, and garden products.

Explore this helpful infographic to determine which areas of your home may contain pet toxins

If you ever suspect your pet has ingested a toxic food or a foreign object, call your veterinarian immediately. You can also contact the ASPCA Animal Poison Control hotline at (888) 426-4435, or visit http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control.

We know you think human food is tasty – but sometimes it can be unhealthy or dangerous for pets

Resources for pet owners:

Database of household plant toxicity: http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/toxic-and-non-toxic-plants

ASPCA’s top toxins of 2016: http://www.aspca.org/news/announcing-top-pet-toxins-2016

Animal Poison Control: http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control

Human foods for pets to avoid: http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/people-foods-avoid-feeding-your-pets

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