poison prevention pets

During National Poison Prevention Week (March 18-24, 2018), Dr. Atakem and the staff at Liberty Animal Hospital want to be sure you are aware that your pets are in just as much danger from poisons as your kids…and maybe more. After all, you can’t sit your pet down and have a discussion about why laundry detergent pods are dangerous. And they may look like they’re paying attention when you shoo them off the kitchen counter, but you know darn well they’re right back up there as soon as your back is turned.

Here are some common household pet poisons you need to be aware of, as well as some important safety tips.

Common Household Pet Poisons

The following are the most common and dangerous household items that can poison your pet:

Other Important Pet Poison Safety Tips (Good for Humans, Too!)

The American Association of Poison Control Centers offers this advice:

  • Be prepared for an emergency. Keep the national, free Poison Helpline number at your fingertips by saving the number in your mobile phone: 1-800-222-1222
  • Practice safe storage habits. Always store medicines and hazardous substances up, away, and out of sight of children. Keep these substances in their original, child resistant containers.
  • Read and follow all labels and directions. Review medicine and product labels before you use them, especially before giving medicine to children.
  • Detect invisible threats. Have a working carbon monoxide detector in your home

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