Friday, March 20, 2009

National Poison Prevention Week

March 15-March 21 is National Poison Prevention Week.

The ASPCA's Animal Poison Control Center should be your go-to source for information about pet poisons and hazards.  Sign up for email updates such as this one about a puppy that died after eating a Sago Palm, a common houseplant.

Many poisons are not obvious. Please take a few minutes and review these poison prevention tips. Knowing what to avoid and what to do if your pet is poisoned can save her life.

If you think that your dog (or cat) has ingested or contacted something poisonous, call your veterinarian immediately! Time is of the essence. The Animal Poison Control Center has staff available 24/7 to answer questions and give advice. Call 1-888-426-4435. A $60 fee applies.

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