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Top 10 Hazardous Poisons to Your Pets

There are many medications, plants, and foods found around your home that can be quite poisonous to our furry companions. According to the Pet Poison Hotline, the following toxins are the most common for each pet:

Dogs:

  • Chocolate
  • Rodenticides (i.e. mouse and rat poison)
  • Anti-inflammatory medications (i.e. Voltaren gel, Advil)
  • Xylitol (found as an artificial sweetener in many products including peanut butter)
  • Grapes and raisins
  • Antidepressant medications
  • Acetaminophen (i.e. Tylenol)
  • Vitamin D overdose (i.e. consuming supplements)
  • Stimulant medications (i.e. ADD, ADHD, even caffeine)
  • Fertilizers

Cats:

  • Lilies
  • Spot on flea/tick medications for dogs (i.e. permethrin-containing products)
  • Household cleaners
  • Antidepressant medications
  • Essential oils
  • Anti-inflammatory medications (i.e. Voltaren gel, Advil)
  • Rodenticides (i.e. mouse and rat poison)
  • Stimulant medications (i.e. ADD, ADHD, even caffeine)
  • Onions and garlic
  • Vitamin D overdose (i.e. consuming supplements)

As you can see, a lot of these items are toxic to both dogs and cats. This list ranks each item from most common, and not level of toxicity. Some of these toxins are toxic even at a very small dose, while others will require larger doses to cause toxicity.

If your dog or cat has ingested or come in contact with anything listed above, or a toxin that you are concerned about, contact your veterinarian and/or the Pet Poison Hotline. If seeking emergent veterinary care, bring any packaging associated with the product if possible to allow your veterinarian to have a better understanding of the ingredients and strength of the item.

Written by: Dr. Justine Anutunes, DVM

References:
Pet Poison Hotline

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Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Fairmont Animal Hospital