Top 5 Dog Toxins of 2010

June 20, 2011 by  
Filed under Dog Health

Top 5 Dog Toxins of 2010

According to ASPCA some of the most deadly toxins to your dog can be found in our homes and yards. Here is a partial list of some toxins you may not know about.

Human medications – medications can cause kidney and/or liver failure and bleeding.

Insecticides – we often use insecticides on our dogs in the form of flea and tick control.

Rodenticides – the food used to attract rats and other rodents also attract our dogs.

People food – Xylitol, found in some sugarless gum, can cause a your dogs blood sugar level to drop fast and/or liver failure. Read poisonous foods for dogs for a more complete list.

Veterinary Medications – when an over dose occurs they can cause a myriad of problems for your dog.

The above list is by no means all-inclusive. There are still many other toxins that are harmful or fatal to dogs. If your dog does eat something toxic or if you think your dog has become poisoned. Immediately call the Animal Poison Control Center (ASPCA) at 1-888-426-4435 and try to identify the cause of the poisoning to determine how much poison was consumed.

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