Plus, the top 10 toxins of 2017

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March 20, 2018 | Subscribe to this newsletter

March 18-25 marks National Poison Prevention Week, the perfect time to share lifesaving resources with your adopters and community. We’ve got 11 great ideas for you:

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Just Published: The Top 10 Toxins of 2017

Just how dangerous to pets are products made for humans? Well, the first three items on the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center's list of top toxins last year were people-centric. Can you guess what they were?

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Free Pet Safety Materials for Vet Staff & Pet Parents

Did someone say goodies? We’ve got lots, including:

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DIY Pet First Aid Kit

Use the checklist and watch the helpful video to create a simple pet poison prevention kit. In the event of an emergency, you’ll be thankful to have this lifesaving tool on hand.

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Most Common Causes of Toxin Seizures in Dogs & Cats

Seizures in dogs and cats can often be traced back to toxin exposure. These articles offer the breakdown on typical culprits: 

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3 Pet Poisons in Your Home

Home is a sanctuary for pets—but household ingredients can easily become toxic if we’re not careful. Please pass this lifesaving information on to adopters: 

  • Laundry detergent pods can be mistaken for dog chew toys or treats.
  • Topical creams and lotions such as sunscreen can be dangerous if pets lick their humans after application or chew through the bottle.
  • Xylitol is popping up in products that dogs are naturally attracted to, including peanut butter and breath mints. 

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