Please – Watch Out for These Autumn Toxins for Dogs and Cats!

September 29th, 2014 by Daniel Mudrick

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:

  • Chocolate
  • 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

pdf-logo For further information on these toxins, please click here to download the Fall Toxins Newsletter from the Pet Poison Helpline.

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!

>> If you think your pet has eaten something poisonous, contact us immediately for emergency care!

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About Daniel Mudrick

I'm the owner and founder of Clarkson Village Animal Hospital, a state-of-the-art veterinary hospital that's open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Clarkson Village Animal Hospital has always been a dream of mine, and by caring for one patient at a time, the hospital has continued to grow. During those rare times when I'm not at the hospital, I'm at yoga, hiking, gardening, and spending time with my family. I also enjoy reading to stay current on the most recent advances in veterinary medicine.

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