National Poison Prevention Week
March 18-24, 2018 is National Poison Prevention Week
Remember your furry friends this week and always. There are a lot of different things (plants, medicines, people food, household products, etc) that can make your animals sick or even kill them.
TIPS TO PREVENT POISONINGS
- Be prepared for an emergency. Keep the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center number at your fingertips by saving the number in your mobile phone: 888-426-4435
- Practice safe storage habits for household chemicals and other substances that can be poisonous for pets
- Read and follow all labels and directions
- Detect invisible threats
The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center is the best resource for any animal poison-related emergency. They are available at 888-426-4435, 24 hours/365 days a year and staffed by veterinary health professionals. There may be a fee for the call.
The ASPCA has a good page with more information on specific items: https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control
If you have a pet door, please be aware of what’s in your yard, for their safety and health.