Month: November 2009

Keeping pets safe


Keep Your Pets Safe!     This year, March 15-21 has been set aside to commemorate National Poison Prevention Week. Once again, it is time to highlight this annual event. While this is an excellent time to set aside to evaluate your home’s safety to protect you and your family, it is also the purrfect time to secure any poisonous items in your home so your pets are also out of danger. The ASPCA has provided some excellent information to remind pet owners about the common items in and around our homes which are highly toxic to our beloved fur friends. If you suspect that your pet has ingested any of these substances, call your vet immediately, or call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center’s 24-hour hotline at (888) 426-4435. Common Painkillers and Anti-inflammatory Human Medications: Aspirin, ibuprofen or naproxen and other NSAIDS are among the top ten toxic drugs that are in most of our medicine chests. Highly toxic to small animals, they can cause stomach and intestinal ulcers and can cause kidney damage …