Top 10 Dog Toxins – Part 3

The Pet Poison Helpline created this list of items, presented in order of frequency, that caused the most emergency calls in 2014.

Here are the last 4 toxins on the list:black and gold beauty

7.  Insect Bait stations:  These rarely cause poisoning in dogs-the bigger risk is bowel obstruction when dogs swallow the plastic casing.

8.  Perscription ADD/ADHD medications:  these amphetamines such as Adderall, Concerta, Dexedrine, and Vyvanse can cause tremors, seizures, cardiac problems and death in pets.

9.  Glucosamine joint supplements:  Overdose of tasty products such as Cosequin and More Fee typically only cause diarrhea; however, in rare cases liver failure can develop.

10  Silica get packets and oxygen absorbers:  Silica packs found in new shoes, purses, or backpacks is rarely a concern.  The real threats are the iron-containing oxygen absorbers found in food packages like beef jerky, which can cause iron poisoning.

Now you know the items that can cause harm to your beloved dog. . .and awareness to keep them safe.


Source:  Pet Age Magazine, March 2014

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