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Most Common Household Toxins That Hurt Dogs & Cats
Every year, thousands of pets are taken to their local vet across the country because they ingested regular household items that are poisonous to them. With Poison Prevention Week coming up, we want to take a few moments to highlights some of the toxins that could hurt your precious four-legged family member.
Cat Aspirin Toxicity
Although your veterinarian may sometimes recommend aspirin for what ails your pet, please know that it can be very toxic for cats. The wrong dose or accidental ingestion of aspirin or aspirin products can cause serious gastrointestinal, neurological, respiratory and bleeding problems. Cats cannot metabolize aspirin as quickly as dogs so they are more susceptible to the effects. Young pets are also more sensitive to aspirin toxicity than adult animals. Always keep aspirin products away from pets and never administer aspirin to pets, unless instructed to by your veterinarian.
Other Toxic Items To Keep Away From Your Dog or Cat
In addition to the items listed above, other things that can prove poisonous for dogs and cats can include:
If you suspect that your pet has ingested any of these items or other questionable substances, call the Pet Poison hotline or your veterinarian for assistance right away. Make sure you let them know the information from the container, package or label. Acting quickly could save the life of your pet.
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