Top 10 Most Frequently Reported Poison Dangers for Dogs in 2011

Below is the “Top 10″ List”  of potential poisons that were found in and around homes and yards of pet owners. The veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline have compiled a “Top Ten List” most commonly reported during 2011.

1. Foods – specifically chocolate, xylitol, and grapes/raisins

2. Insecticides- including sprays, bait stations, and spot on flea/tick treatments

3. Mouse and rat poison – rodenticides

4. NSAIDS human drugs – such as ibuprofen, naproxen

5. Household cleaners – sprays, detergents, polishes

6. Antidepressant human drugs – such as Prozac, Paxil, Celexa and Effexor

7. Fertilizers – including bone meal, blood meal and iron-based products

8. Acetaminophen human drugs – such as Tylenol and cough/cold medications

9. Amphetamine human drugs – ADD/ADHD medications like Adderall and Concerta.

10. Veterinary pain relievers – specifically COX-2 inhibitors like Rimadyl, Dermaxx and Previcox.