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Pet Toxins

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The Poison Pet Hotline has released its list of most dangerous items for pets, and a few of the things on the list are likely to surprise many pet owners. Chocolate was the most common toxin for dogs, while lilies were the most common danger for cats. Coming in second behind chocolate was xylitol, the artificial sweetener often found in sugarless gum. Several different types of medications showed up on the respective top ten lists for dogs and cats. Those included ADHD and anti-depressant prescription drugs, as well as over-the-counter cold medicines. Here is the complete list from the Poison Pet Hotline:


Dogs: Top 10 Toxins of 2013

1)   Chocolate

2)   Xylitol

3)   NSAIDs (Ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.)

4)   Over the counter cough, cold and allergy medications

5)   Rodenticides (mouse poison)

6)   Grapes and raisins

7)   Insect bait stations

8)   Prescription ADD/ADHD medications

9)   Glucosamine joint supplements

10) Silica gel packets and oxygen absorbers

Cats: Top 10 Toxins of 2013

1)   Lilies

2)   Household cleaners

3)   Flea and tick spot-on products for dogs

4)   Antidepressants

5)   NSAIDs

6)   Prescription ADD/ADHD medications

7)   Over the counter cough, cold and allergy medications

8)   Plants containing insoluble calcium oxalate crystals

9)   Household insecticides

10) Glow sticks and glow jewelry