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By Dr. Becker

Earlier this year, the Pet Poison Helpline released the top 10 household items that caused pet guardians to call for poison consultations during 2013.

According to the Helpline's Associate Director Ahna Brutlag, DVM, the list of cat toxins didn't change from last year, but a new item made it to the top 10 list for dogs: canine joint supplements. These supplements have "limited toxicity" according to Dr. Brutlag, but a few cases of liver failure following a massive overdose have been reported.

If you know or suspect your pet has ingested or been exposed to a toxic substance, call your veterinarian, a nearby emergency animal hospital, and/or the 24/7 Pet Poison Helpline at 800-213-6680. You can also download their Pet Poison Help iPhone app.

Top 10 Dog Toxins in 2013

1. Chocolate - Chocolate contains theobromine and caffeine, which are both classified as methylxanthines. These compounds can cause hyperactivity, increased heart rate, tremors, and potentially death. The more bitter the chocolate, the more toxic it is. Bakers and dark chocolate are the most toxic, and milk chocolate can be dangerous if ingested in large amounts.

2. Xylitol - Xylitol, a sugar substitute common in sugar-free chewing gum and many other products, can cause life-threatening hypoglycemia and liver damage in dogs.

3. NSAIDs - Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like Advil, Motrin and Aleve, can cause GI ulcers and kidney failure.

4. Over-the-counter cough, cold and allergy medications  -Many of these preparations contain acetaminophen (a painkiller) and pseudoephedrine or phenylephrine (decongestants) and are highly toxic.

5. Rodenticides -,Rat and mouse poison can contain inactive ingredients that are attractive to dogs. Aside from eating the poison itself, dogs can also become sick from eating a rodent that has ingested poison. Exposure to rat and mouse poison can cause bleeding, seizures and kidney damage.

6. Grapes and raisins - These foods, even in small amounts, can cause kidney failure in dogs.

7. Insect bait stations - The danger here is primarily bowel obstruction when a dog swallows the plastic shell that contains the bait.

8. Prescription ADD/ADHD drugs - These drugs are amphetamines that can cause tremors, heart problems, seizures and death in pets.

9. Glucosamine joint supplements - These supplements are often flavored to appeal to dogs. Overdoses usually produce nothing more dangerous than diarrhea, but in rare cases, liver failure can result.

10. Oxygen absorbers and silica gel packs - Oxygen absorbers are found in packages of pet treats, beef jerky, and other consumables, and they contain iron that can cause iron poisoning in dogs. Silica gel packs are the small white packs found in new shoes, purses and backpacks.

Knowing the Dangers of Leaving your Dog in a Car during the summer alone

Boston Terrier Training by Denise Nord

What I Learned at the Dog Show

 

 

Additional Links

Boston Terrier Club of America

Onofrio Dog Shows Lists

AKC Canine Health
Foundation

American Kennel Club

 Midwest Boston Rescue

 MB-F Inc.

Nebraska Boston Terrier Rescue

Boston Terrier Rescue Net

Petfinder.com

MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue 

Boston History

Boston Breed Standard

What I Learned at the Dog Show

 

Rescue/Breeder Referral

Peggy O'Brien

bostonpride.info  

(816) 679-6756

bostonpride66@gmail.com

Renee Ridgewell-McGinnes

(816) 507-0431

reneeridgewell@yahoo.com

Jane Cole

(314) 629-7244

gilja2@hotmail.com

Lucille Schoen

(573) 874-3794

hilubostonss@yahoo.com

 

AKC Group Realignment

Please follow this link for details on the AKC Group Realignment - Click HERE

 

 
  

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