March is Pet Poison Prevention Month and if you own a pet, you’ll want to know about these items you probably have sitting around your home that could prove to be extremely dangerous for your furry companion.
Have a headache? Pop a Tylenol. But, if your pet accidentally gets into some of your human medication, including aspirin, acetaminophen, and ibuprofen, you could be facing a serious pet health emergency. Other human medicines to keep away from pets include cold medicines, antidepressants, vitamins, diet pills, and drugs that fight cancer.
We don’t like when strings are attached, but your pet will dislike it even more, because stringy items, including yarn, rubber bands, dental floss, and the like can be easily swallowed by your pet, causing intestinal blockages or even strangulation, both of which can be fatal.
Some insect control products, including many over-the-counter flea and tick preventives, could be toxic to your furry pal. Prescription products are always safest, but even a prescription medication meant for a dog could be deadly if used on a cat. Always ask us which flea and tick products are best for your pets.
No one wins when dinner sticks to the pan, but keep in mind that these sprays should only stick to cooking surfaces and self-cleaning ovens. When large amounts are ingested by your pet, this can lead to gastrointestinal and respiratory tract issues.
If you suspect your pet has gotten into something they shouldn’t have, please contact us for help.