Please – Watch Out for These Autumn Toxins for Dogs and Cats!
The Pet Poison Helpline, a 24-hour poison control service that also provides valuable resources to pet owners about pet toxins, has come out with a Fall Newsletter detailing the toxins to watch out for this season.
The best thing to do is to keep your cat or dog from ingesting these poisonous substances – but if they do, make sure you call us as soon as possible (remember, we’re always open with a vet on-site for emergencies)!
Here is a quick list of the things to watch out for this autumn:
- Table food – especially fat and bones
- Mouse and rat poisons (and don’t let your pet eat dead mice who may be poisoned!)
- Compost bins with molding/decaying food
- Certain types of mushrooms – and without knowing how to distinguish mushrooms, try to stay away from any mushrooms growing outside
- Car antifreeze – a single teaspoon can be fatal to a cat
We encourage you to keep your beloved furry family members away from anything that you even suspect might be a toxin – better safe than sorry!
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