This week, the American Veterinary Medical Association and pet lovers across America are celebrating Pet Poison Prevention Week, which is an annual effort to raise awareness of common household items that could be potentially hazardous to your furry family members. This is an excellent opportunity for you to take inventory of the hazardous substances in your home! It’s also a great time to speak with your family veterinarian about what measures can be taken to limit your pet’s exposure to those hazards.
Here is a list of free resources to get you started:
Pet Poison Helpline on YouTube: Learn about the dangers of substances like Chocolate, Xylitol, Human Medication, and more, as well as what you can do if your pet has been exposed.
The “No Lilies for Kitties” Educational Campaign: If you are a teacher, animal shelter worker, or simply want to spread the news about the dangers of lilies, be sure to download and share all of the free graphics, PDFs, and videos offered here.
ASPCA Free Poison Control Resources for Pet Owners: Head over here to download a free list of common human foods that pets should avoid, seasonal hazard information, and even a free mobile app.
You should also be sure to check out the infographic found here! (click the image to view or download the larger, print-quality version!)