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Expert Study Shows The Most Common Culprits Of Pet Poisoning
Dog and cat owners take heed, pet poisoning is more prevalent than you think. Read below to find the most likely candidates to harm your pets.
Human medications topped the list for the third year in a row, followed by insecticides, rodenticides, "people food" and veterinary medicine improperly administered or accidentally ingested.
People food: Grapes, raisins, onions, garlic and baker's (dark) chocolate topped the list of people food that are toxic to pets. Xylitol, an artificial sweetener used as a sugar substitute in many types of foods, can cause low blood sugar and organ failure in dogs.
The poisioning of your pet is a very serious matter and all precautions necessary should be taken to avoid. If you think your pet has been poisoned, even if the cause isn't included on this list, contact your veterinarian (or 24-hour veterinary clinic) immediately for instructions.
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