Each year, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Hotline receives thousands of calls from pet parents concerned about what their dog or cat may have eaten, whether it’s poisonous, and what to do about it. They’ve recently updated their list with the top pet toxins that they received calls about in 2012.
Top 5 Pet Poisons Found at Home:
1. Prescription Human Medications: Careful not to drop any pills! Most common calls were for heart medications (blood pressure pills), antidepressants and pain meds.
2. Insecticides: Always read the label before using any insecticide on your pet, in your home or in your yard.
3. Over-the-Counter Human Medications: acetaminophen, ibuprofen and naproxen as well as herbal products and supplements (fish oil, joint supplements).
4. Veterinary Products and Medications: both OTC and prescription veterinary products (watch out for flavored tabs, too).
5. Household Products: anything from fire logs to cleaning products.
You can view the full top 10 pet poisons list plus find out what to do if you think your pet has been poisoned at the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center. Also checkout this recent post for info on getting your free pet safety pack from ASPCA.