Prescription medications for human use top the lsit of pet toxins for the fourth year in a row according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control in Urbana, Ill fielded more than 165,000 calls in 2011 regarding exposures of pets to potentially poisonous substances as reported In JAVMA April 1. 2012. The top five toxins that prompted calls were as follows:
So put these phone numbers in your cell phone NOW: The ASPCA poison control center 24 hour hot line is (888)426-4435. You can also get help from your local veterinarian at Animal Health Care (732)972-3201 and/or the emergency services of Garden State Veterinary Specialists (732)-922-0011.
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