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.
Stuart J. Oberman, Esq.
Stuart J. Oberman is the founder and President of Oberman Law Firm. Mr. Oberman graduated from Urbana University and received his law degree from John Marshall Law School. Mr. Oberman has been practicing law for over 28 years, and before going into private practice, Mr. Oberman was in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 Company.
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