The ASPCA has compiled a list of toxins that were the cause of the most calls to the Animal Poison Control Center in a one-year period. Pet owners should be aware of these potentially dangerous items and take the necessary steps to keep them away from their pets. They include:
Prescription medications for humans: Heart medications, antidepressants, and pain killers were the most frequently ingested.
Insecticides: Pet owners are encouraged to read the label of insecticides used in the yard and the home before possibly exposing pets to them.
Over-the-counter medications for humans: Acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and herbal supplements were some of the most frequently ingested by pets.
Household products: These include cleaning supplies and fire logs.
Food for humans: Garlic, onions, grapes, and raisins are just a few of the many human foods that can be poisonous for dogs and other pets.
If your pet ingests something it shouldn’t, call Long Island City Veterinary Center immediately or the Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435. Long Island City Veterinary Center is located at 48-18 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, NY.Tags: 48-18 Vernon Blvd, Animal Poison Control Cente, Long Island City Veterinary Center