March is designated as Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month – the ideal time to learn more about the potential harmful poisons that exist in your home and yard. Some dangers are quite obvious and others might be new to you.

Top dog poisons:

  • Foods - specifically chocolate, xylitol, and grapes/raisins
  • Insecticides - including sprays, bait stations, and spot on flea/tick treatments
  • Mouse and rat poison - rodenticides
  • NSAIDS human drugs - such as ibuprofen and naproxen
  • Household cleaners - sprays, detergents and polishes

Top cat poisons:

  • Concentrated topical flea and tick medications - made for dogs
  • Household cleaners - sprays, detergents, and polishes
  • Antidepressant human drugs - such as Prozac, Zoloft, Effexor, and Cymbalta
  • Poisonous plants - specifically the lily species
  • NSAIDS human drugs - such as ibuprofen and naproxen

If you suspect your fur baby has ingested any of these poisons, call us immediately for assistance at (908) 232-1048. Our Union location is open 24/7/365 to help pets when they need us most.