Apr 01 2012

Most Common Pet Poisons in 2011


The Pet Poison Hotline has released a list of the top 10 most common dog emergencies in 2011, providing insight into the poisons dogs most frequently ingest.

The items, in order of frequency include:

  • Foods such as chocolate, xylitol (ingredient in sugar-free gum), grapes and raisins
  • Insecticides including lawn/household sprays, bait stations and spot-on flea and tick treatments
  • Mouse and rat poison
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory human drugs such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen and naproxen
  • Household cleaners, detergents and polishes
  • Human antidepressant drugs, which include Prozac, Paxil, Celexa and Effexor
  • Lawn fertilizers like bone meal, blood meal, and iron-based products
  • Human cough and cold medications such as Tylenol
  • Amphetamine human drugs such as Adderall, Ritalin and Concerta
  • Veterinary pain relievers like Rimadyl, Deramaxx and Previcox

The Pet Poison Hotline, based in Minneapolis, also compiled a list of the top 10 breeds that required assistance:

  1. Mixed breeds
  2. Labrador Retrievers
  3. Golden Retrievers
  4. Chihuahuas
  5. Yorkshire Terriers
  6. Dachshunds
  7. Shih Tzus
  8. Boxers
  9. Beagles
  10. German Shepherds


Veterinary Practice News: March 2012

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