Pet Poison Prevention with our Jackson Veterinarian
Through this effort of pet poison prevention awareness, we hope to remind pet owners how to safely store potential toxins in order to eliminate accidental pet poison ingestion around the home. Additionally, we want to teach people about the steps to take in an emergency, which includes taking advantage of the emergency services offered at our emergency pet clinic, University Parkway Animal Hospital in Jackson, Tennessee.
Common Household Pet Poisons
Pets are naturally curious creatures, which can sometimes lead them to accidentally ingesting harmful substances. Common pet poisons include certain species of flowers and plants, nicotine, medication like acetaminophen and ibuprofen, xylitol (found in sugar-free gum), antifreeze and other cleaning products. They should never eat any food containing raisins, onions, garlic, macadamia nuts, bread dough, chocolate, grapes or alcohol.
Pet Poison Prevention Tips
Learning about household poisons can prevent a potentially deadly situation. Pet owners should take the time to pet-proof their homes. Make sure your houseplants are non-toxic and keep cleaning supplies, rodenticides, insecticides, antifreeze, and medications stored safely away. Never feed them any foods that are shown to be toxic to animals. Keep batteries and ashtrays out of reach and seal up your garbage cans.
Steps to Take Following an Accidental Poisoning
Pet owners should familiarize themselves with their local emergency pet clinic, like the University Parkway Animal Hospital. It’s also a good idea to memorize vital information about your pet, including their breed, age, and weight so our veterinarians can take that into account during the treatment process. At University Parkway Animal Hospital, we have a surgical suite on site that is equipped with anesthesia and monitoring instruments. We can also transfer your pet to another emergency clinic if they require more intensive treatment or overnight monitoring.
Contact Us Today
If you are experiencing an accidental pet poisoning, call our Jackson office at 731-661-0711. Our friendly and experienced staff is waiting to help you during this stressful time. In addition to our emergency services, we offer wellness exams, vaccinations and microchipping, dental exams and pet boarding.