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ASPCA NATIONAL ANIMAL POISON CONTROL CENTER
1717 Philo Road, Suite #36 Urbana, IL 61801
for a Poison-Safe Household
1. Be aware
of the plants you have in your house and in your dog's yard. The ingestion
of azalea, oleander, mistletoe, sago palm, or yew plant material, by a
dog, could be fatal.
cleaning your house, never allow your dog access to the area where
cleaning agents are used or stored. Cleaning agents have a variety of
properties. Some may only cause a mild stomach upset, while others could
cause severe burns of the tongue, mouth, and stomach.
3. When using
rat or mouse baits, ant or roach traps, or snail and slug baits, place the
products in areas that are inaccessible to your animals. Most baits
contain sweet smelling inert ingredients, such as jelly, peanut butter,
and sugars, which can be very attracting to your dog.
give your dog ANY medications unless under the directions of
veterinarian. Many medications that are used safely in humans can be
deadly when used inappropriately. One extra strength acetominophen
tablet (500mg) can cause severe liver damage to a 10lbs dog. One half
of a regular strength naproxen (200mg) could cause stomach ulcers
in the same size dog.
5. Keep all
prescription an over the counter drugs out of reach of your dogs,
preferably in closed cabinets. Pain killers, cold medicines, anti-cancer
drugs, antidepressants, vitamins, and diet pills are common examples of
human medication that could be potentially lethal even in small dosages.
Less than one regular strength ibuprofen (200mg) could cause
stomach ulcers in a 10lb dog, and about six could cause kidney failure.
Never throw medications away in the trash can. The trash can is like a
gourmet restaurant to most dogs! Instead, flush all unwanted medications
away in the toilet.
leave CHOCOLATES unattended. Approximately one half ounce or less
of chocolate per pound body weight can cause problems. Even small amounts
can cause pancreatic problems.
common household items have been shown to be lethal in certain species.
Miscellaneous items that are highly toxic even in low quantities include
pennies (high concentration of zinc), mothballs (one or two
balls can be life threatening in most species), potpourri oils, fabric
softener sheets, automatic dish detergents (contain cationic
detergents which could cause corrosive lesions), batteries (contain
acids or alkali which can also cause corrosive lesions), homemade play
dough (contains high quantity of salt), winter heat source agents like
hand or foot warmers (contain high levels of iron), cigarettes,
coffee grounds, and alcoholic drinks.
automotive products such as oil, gasoline, and antifreeze, should
be stored in areas away from pet access. As little as one tablespoon of
antifreeze could be lethal to a 10lb dog. If a leakage of such products is
discovered, you should remove all pets from the area before cleaning the
buying or using flea products on your dog or in your household, contact
your veterinarian to discuss what types of flea products are recommended
for your pet. Read ALL information before using a product on your dogs or
in your home. Always follow label instructions. When a product is labeled
"for household use only" this means that the product should NEVER be
applied to your dog. Also be aware of animal size and age restrictions of
products used on your dogs. When using a flea fogger or a house spray,
make sure to remove all pets from the area for the time period specified
on the container. If you are uncertain about the usage of any product,
contact the manufacturer or your veterinarian to clarify the directions
BEFORE use of the product.
treating your lawn or garden with liquid fertilizers, herbicides, or
insecticides, always keep your animals away from the area until the
area dries completely. Before application, you should discuss usage of
products around pets with the manufacturer of the products. Always store
such products in an area that will ensure no possible animal exposure,
preferably, in a secured cabinet.
Jill A. Richardson
DVM Veterinary Poison Information Specialist
ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center
November 12, 1997
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B U P R O F E N
"Less than one regular strength ibuprofen
(200mg) could cause stomach ulcers in a 10lb dog, and about six
could cause kidney failure"
-Jill A. Richardson,
Veterinary Poison Information Specialist
Animal Poison Control Center
ASPCA's Poison Control Center -
be sure to read their information on How to Avoid
valuable information provided on a bi-monthly basis
Treatments & Available Medications
(carprofen) - an alternative to dangerous human medications.
Rimadyl is a wonderful medication for dogs with arthritis.
akita was on this without a problem for 2 years. We believe it added
quality to her final years.
- sold by Springtime Inc.
a mix of yeast culture, beef/pork liver, bee pollen, chondroitin sulfate,
kelp, biotin for joints & bones.
(Nikki's Mom - Nikki
is seen below)