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By Alyssa Mages, BS, CVT | Development and Education Coordinator

There are numerous monthly events for us to be aware of for our furry family members and falling under the umbrella of pet safety is one that should definitely be highlighted – poison awareness.

The veterinary ER sees numerous cases involving different poisonous substances frequently, and often they are ones that are found in all our homes. In some cases, it’s more prevalent to pet-proof our homes than kid-proof, but really there isn’t much difference! Keeping medications higher up and locked if necessary, cleaning products in cabinets or closets that cannot be easily accessed and reading labels of any and all substances that enter our homes to ensure they are as non-toxic as possible are all excellent preventative measures to employ. Remember, even all-natural and organic compounds can have some dangers as there are multiple plants and naturally occurring compounds that our cats and dogs do NOT tolerate.

To see the top concerning toxins or poisons to be aware of please CLICK HERE.

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