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Possible pet poisons in your home

Read about the possible poisons that couldd effect your animal.

Possible pet poisons in your home

Possible pet poisons in your home

In 2009, the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) handled more than 140,000 cases of poisoned pet's. Many of these incidents involved common household products. Just like small children, Fluffy or Fido are unable to keep themselves from harm. Help protect your pet by knowing what may be hazardous to their health. Here is a list of the common items found in any household which may be dangerous to your pet.

1. PEOPLE FOOD – certain types of human food can cause severe gastrointestinal upset such as vomiting and diarrhea. The foods to be careful of include: grapes, raisins, avocados, garlic, onions, sugarless gum (containing xylitol) and chocolate.

2. HOUSEHOLD PLANTS – there are a variety of plants which can cause illness in animals. Lilies are considered to be highly toxic in cats. Other poisonous plants are sago palms, tulip bulbs, English ivy, Peace lily, yew, oleander and azaleas.

3. INSECTICIDES – you may be putting your furry friend at risk when trying to battle home invasions with unwelcomed pests. The most common insecticide incident we see in the emergency setting is the misuse of flea and tick products (i.e. applying the wrong topical treatment to the wrong species). Remember, it is ALWAYS important to discuss proper flea/tick prevention with your primary veterinarian before applying the treatment.

4. HUMAN MEDICATIONS – pet's can easily snatch pill bottles from the night stand or ingest any medications which may accidentally fall onto the floor. With this in mind, please keep all medications on a top shelf and contact poison control immediately if you think your pet may have consumed any of your medications! Even other-the-counter medications like Ibuprofen and Tylenol can be harmful to your furry friend.

5. RODENTICIDES – one of the most commonly seen toxins ingested by pet's is rat or mouse poisons. The type of rodenticide is important as some of them can cause life-threatening problems such as internal bleeding, neurological signs and/or death. If your pet ingests a rodenticide, they should be seen immediately at the emergency room. If possible, bring the box or packing materials that held the product. It is important that we know the ingredients in what your pet has ingested.

6. HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS – Household chemicals can be noxious to people and pet's. Hazardous household chemicals include: ethylene glycol antifreeze, paint thinner, drain cleaners and pool/spa chemicals. These substances can cause gastrointestinal upset, depression, respiratory difficulties and chemical burns.

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Veterinary Care Foundation

NVRH is accepting donations for Veterinary Care Foundation

Donations Accepted

We are excited to announce a new Charitable Donation Fund which will allow NVRH to financially assist owned and loved companion animals needing emergency medical treatment. We have set up and funded a Charitable Donation Fund through Veterinary Care Foundation. The Veterinary Care Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) which means that all donations made are tax-deductible. 100%of the donations will go directly to pets needing emergency medical care at NVRH! Our goal is to continually build, use and replenish our Charitable Donation Fund so that we can provide financial assistance to pets in need on a regular basis.

Who can qualify for the Charitable Donation Fund?
• Owned animals needing emergency medical care
• The owned animal has a good prognosis with recommended medical treatment
• Pet owner has applied for Care Credit and exhausted all other methods of payment such as: personal credit cards, personal check, cash, donations from family and friends
• Pet owner is in a financial crisis
• Client is elderly and unable to pay for treatment
• Assist the safety services animal. For example: seeing eye dog
• Client is foreclosed on and requires assistance
• Pet owner is able to provide a financial deposit of $150.00 unless they have experienced:
Local disaster such as: fire, flood, etc.
Client is in a family violence situation

How to donate?

Donations can be made online with a debit/credit card and will post to our account immediately

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Donations can also be mailed to :

Veterinary Care Foundation
16550 NW 46th St.
Morriston, FL 32668

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