March is Poison Prevention Awareness Month!
Do you know what common items are poisonous to your furry friends? If not, we have provided a list of some and what to look out for if your pet has come into contact with them.
If your pet comes into contact with something that you suspect/know can be toxic to them, please call our office at 301-519-7944 and/or call ASPCA’s 24 Hour Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435.
Lilies: Severely poisonous to cats. Even the pollen or the water in the vase can be toxic. Common signs to watch for are:
Daffodils and Tulips: Poisonous to cats and dogs. The bulb of both flower is the most toxic part. Common signs to watch for are:
Azaleas: These are very commonly planted around neighborhoods. They are poisonous to cats and dogs. Common signs to watch for are:
Xylitol: This is a natural sugar free sweetener. It is usually found in chewing gum, mints, candy, and toothpaste. It is severely poisonous to both cats and dogs. Common signs to watch for are:
Chocolate: The most commonly known poisonous food to cats and dogs. Common signs to watch for are:
Grapes/Raisins: Poisonous to cats and dogs. Common signs to watch for are:
Onions/Garlic: Poisonous to cats and dogs. Common signs to watch for are:
Many of your own medications (even over the counter) can be toxic to your furry friends. It is highly important that you make sure any and all types of medications, even those prescribed to your pet, are put in an area that they cannot get to.
We also do not recommend giving your pet over the counter medication, like NSAIDS (Advil and Motrin), or Acetaminophen (Tylenol). If you feel like your pet is in pain or needs medication for any reason, we recommend giving us a call to speak with one of our doctors or making an appointment. Giving any medication without a prescribed dose can be fatal.