The ASPCA sponsors Pet Poison Prevention Week in conjunction with National Poison Prevention Week. It's a time to educate Americans about common household products, plants and medications that can be dangerous or even deadly to pets. Just as dangerous can be the foods that we eat everyday and let our pets have a nibble of, not realizing that it's toxic to them. After all, who doesn't enjoy sharing snacks with their pets?
I recently came across an interesting infographic that details various foods that can be healthy treats versus those which can end up being harmful. Do any of them surprise you?
A comprehensive list of questionable products and substances can be found on the ASPCA website. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center is the premier animal poison control center in North America and your best resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you think that your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, make the call that can make all the difference: (888) 426-4435. A $65 consultation fee may be applied to your credit card. The ASPCA also has a new Poison Prevention App that provides you with life-saving information. The app is free and can be downloaded here.