Poison Prevention Means Keep Out of Reach for Pets too

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the top 10 pet toxins were:

1. Prescription human medications

2. Insecticides

3. Over-the-counter human medications

4. Veterinary products and medications

5. Household products

6. People food

7. Chocolate

8. Plants

9. Rodenticides

10. Lawn and garden products

Dr. Jenny Lindquist, from Lindquist Veterinary Care Center stopped by the set of Good Morning Heartland to break it down for us. WATCH VIDEO ABOVE to learn more.

Additionally, garlic, grapes, macadamia nuts, onions, raisins, the sugar substitute xylitol, and raw or undercooked food can create major problems for pets.

While rodenticides may not be intended for pets, they are designed to attract animals. Should pets encounter these indiscriminate poisons, the condition is life-threatening and the pet must be treated by a veterinarian as soon as possible.

Furthermore, with Easter just around the corner, itâ??s important to recognize that lilies are deadly to cats.

Antifreeze is another toxic substance pets are often attracted to. If ingested, pets can almost certainly die if the condition is left untreated.

If a pet does ingest something that may be toxic, make sure to bring the label or packaging of the substance with you to your veterinarian. For example, there are two different types of rodenticides with two different forms of treatment. Itâ??s important for veterinarians to know what substance they are treating for.

Lindquist Veterinary Care Center

Kirksville Location:

1203 N Baltimore St

Kirksville, MO 63501


Edina Location:

Highway 6 West

Edina, MO 63537