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Top Ten Cat Poisonings Occur Because of These...

Posted on March 25, 2013 at 6:20 PM

March is Pet Poison Awareness Month. Do you know what the top ten most common causes of cat poisonings are?  According to the Pet Poison Helpline, here they are: 

Top 10 Causes of Cat Poisonings:

1. Lilies

2. Canine pyrethroid insecticides (topical flea and tick medicine designed for dogs but erroneously placed on cats)

3. Household cleaners

4. Rodenticides

5. Paints and varnishes

6. Veterinary non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (Rimadyl®, Deramaxx®;)

7. Glow sticks/glow jewelry

8. Amphetamines (such as ADD/ADHD drugs)

9. Acetaminophen (Tylenol® in brand name or generic form)

10. Ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin® in brand name or generic form)

If you suspect cat pet has ingested any of these items or any other questionable substance, call the  24/7 Animal Poison Control Center @ 800-213-6680 or your cat's Veterinarian for assistance. Accurate and timely identification of the suspected substance is very important. Having the container, package, or label in hand will save valuable time and may save the life of your pet.


Information from the Pet Poison Helpline 11 March 2013

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