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.
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.
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.
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