The most common pet poisons

04/18/2013 | HellaWella

The ASPCA's Animal Poison Control Center fielded 180,000 calls related to pet poisonings in 2012, and this article lists the five most common toxic substances encountered by pets, according to the organization. Prescription human medication caused the most issues, with 25,000 calls, followed by insecticide exposure, which frequently involved cats. Over-the-counter human medications, veterinary compounds and household products also were problematic for pets.

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