Pet Poison Prevention Week

Posted on by Rachel Beck, CVT

March 18-24 is the 50th anniversary of the National Poison Prevention Week. This is the perfect time of year to evaluate your pet’s environment for toxins. Not only can many common outdoor items, such as some plants, antifreeze, and fertilizers, be harmful to pets, there are dangers lurking indoors in the form of some household products, medications, and even foods.

The Pet Poison Helpline is a fantastic resource for pet owners. Their website has an extensive database of poisons, as well as safety guides for pet owners. If you suspect that your pet has ingested a toxic substance, contact your veterinarian or the Pet Poison Helpline at 800-213-6680.

Banfield’s pet health library also contains articles on plants that are poisonous to dogs and cats, as well as common household toxins.

About Rachel Beck, CVT

Rachel Beck has worked in the veterinary industry for the past 10 years. She joined Banfield in 2001 and has worked in a few different hospitals in a variety of roles, most recently as a Hospital Director. For the past few years, she has been a member of the Medical Support team at Banfield’s Central Team Support, where she uses her experience and medical knowledge to assist hospitals across the country. View all posts by Rachel Beck, CVT →

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