Top 10 Dog Toxins – Part One

The Pet Poison helpline created this list of items, presented in the order of frequency, that caused the most emergency calls in 2013.

Here are the Top 3. . . dalmation

1.  Chocolate:  Dark equals dangerous!  Bakers and dark chocolate are the most toxic, and mile chocolate if ingested in large amounts.

2.  Xylitol:  This sweetener found in sugarless chewing gum and candy, medications and nasal sprays causes a drop in blood sugar and liver failure only in dogs (not cats).

3.  NSIDs;  Ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. found in products like Advil, Motrin and Aleve.  Dogs do not metabolize these drugs well; ingestion results in stomach ulcers and kidney failure.

Tune in tomorrow for Part 2 – the next 3 toxins on the list.

Source:  Pet Age Magazine March 2014

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