In March the ASPCA®’s Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) releases its findings about the Top Ten Poisons for the previous year. In 2021, APCC saw a 22% increase in call volume. It is extremely important for pet parents to be aware of the common poisons that are dangerous to our pets.
It is important to poison-proof your home and educate yourself on items that are toxic to pets. Note also that there is an increase in calls in the spring and summer months because of increased outdoor activities and exposure to outside plants, herbicides, fertilizers, and pesticides.
If you suspect that your pet has been poisoned seek veterinary attention immediately. You can also call the ASPCA Poison Center at (888) 426-4435 or the Pet Poison Helpline at 1-855-764-7661. Both are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.