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Poisonings in Pets: National Poison Prevention Week

August 16th, 2013

You may be surprised to learn that poisoning is a common occurrence in pets. Dogs can climb up on counters, chew into child-resistant containers and are frequently left alone in their homes so they may be even more at risk than many kids. Cats also like to play with things and can swallow pills or eat poisonous plants. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center answers an average of 725 calls each day (that’s over 25,000 per year). 

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