Household Poisons

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Many common pet poisons are in our homes and yards. Some of the more common ones to watch for are:

 

  • Methylxanthines- chocolate and caffeine
  • Ethylene glycol- antifreeze
  • Indoor plants
  • Metaldehyde- snail bait poison
  • Household cleaners- bleach and lye
  • Silica gel packs
  • Acetaminophen- tylenol
  • Xylitol- sugar free sweetener in chewing gum
  • Rat poison
  • Fertilizers
  • Insect bait stations
  • Walnuts
  • Alcohol
  • Strychnine
  • Insecticides
  • NSAID’s- Ibuprophen

Helpful Tips:

  • Keep medications off night table
  • Plastic weekly pill holders look and sound like dog rattle chew toys
  • Keep purses with medication high and out of reach
  • Store pet medications apart from human medications
  • Do not store multiple day medications in a plastic storage bag
  • Do not store medications in Greenies or Pill Pockets lest other pets eat them.

Poison Emergency Phone Numbers

    • Pet poison Helpline- 800-213-6680
    • Animal Poison Control Center-  888-426-4435
    • National Animal Poison Control Center- 800-548-2423
    • Kansas State University- 758-532-5679

    In the Event of an Emergency, be Prepared to give the following information:

    • Your name, address and telephone number
    • Any information regarding the exposure (ie; the amount of poisonous product, the amount of times since the exposure to the poison, etc.)
    • The species of animal, breed, age, sex, weight and whether or not more than one animal is involved
    • The name of the poison or type of poison that the animal was exposed to, if you know (provide as much information as possible)
    • What problems or symptoms that your animal or animals are experiencing