March is Pet Poison Prevention Month!
Did you know that 20% of the phone calls the Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) receives is regarding pets who’ve ingested human medications?
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There are other toxins, aside from human medications, that pet owners need to be aware of from grapes to essential oils and more. Check out a list of toxins from the ASPCA and be in the know!
Something that isn’t always discussed: marijuana. Living in state where marijuana is legal for medical and recreational consumption, it’s unfortunately not uncommon for pets to get into their owners’ stash. To prevent this from happening to you and your pet, keep your marijuana out of pets’ reach and stored in a lockbox or stash pouch (our friends at HighQ in Snowmass, Carbondale, Silt, and Parachute sell these, and can provide education on keeping your stash away from pets!).
Below is a list of resources to contact if you think your pet has ingested a toxin.
Join us (and Radar!) in educating yourself and keeping your pets safe!