Hydrogen peroxide to induce vomiting may come in handy if your cat has swallowed something dangerous, but ALWAYS check with your veterinarian or an animal poison control center
before you induce vomiting!
In 2019, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals' Animal Poison Control Center
reported a 765% surge in calls about pot ingestion compared to the same period last year.
Animal Poison Control Center
's pet poison prevention expert Dana Farbman notes, "Keeping animals safe from accidental poisonings should not end once you've stepped outside.
Tina Wismer , the Medical Director for American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Animal Poison Control Center
, issued a statement Thursday to International Business Times about the growing concern of pet vaccinations and its link to autism.
Human prescriptions and over-the-counter medications led the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center
's top 10 potential toxins last year.
The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center
offers the following tips on keeping pets safe when food and drink might be within reach:
According to the Animal Poison Control Center
, the cause of grapes' toxicity remains a mystery--suspects include Vitamin D or an unknown agent.
The article also stated that the National Animal Poison Control Center
annually receives about 160,000 reports of rodenticide poisoning.
Also, according to the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center
, the peels, fruit, and seeds of citruses such as lemons, oranges, limes, and grapefruits contain varying amounts of citric acid, limonin, and volatile oils that can cause gastrointestinal irritation and result in vomiting and diarrhea.
If you suspect your pet has ingested something toxic, call your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center
at (888) 426-4435.
According to the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center
(888-426-4435), xylitol can cause a rapid drop in blood sugar that results in weakness, loss of coordination, and seizures in just half an hour.
If your pet becomes ill, check for the possible cause and contact your veterinarian immediately; you can also contact the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center
's emergency hotline for around-the-clock help at (888) 426-4435.