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There are several foods that are thought to be good for people, but they can be extremely dangerous for your pets. Each year, there are over 100,000 cases of poisoning in pets due to them ingesting a toxic substance, such as certain human foods and plants. Some of the most dangerous poisons for pets in Austin are actually the foods and medications that people take on a daily basis. Unfortunately, if a dog or cat ingests some of these common, everyday items it can cause gastrointestinal and neurological problems, respiratory distress, cardiac problems and possibly even death for pets. Here are some of the most toxic items for pets.
Plants and flowers may be pretty in the house or in the yard, but many of them can be a toxic substance for your cat or dog. Some of the most toxic plants to pets include:
Most people are aware of the dangers chocolate can have on their pet, but there are several other foods that you may not be aware of that are actually poison for pets, including:
It is extremely important that you never leave human foods out where your pet can get to them and you should avoid planting potentially poisonous plants in the yard where your pet can get to them. If your pet has eaten a toxic substance, it is critical that you contact an emergency veterinarian in Austin immediately for instructions. In some situations, your vet will recommend things you should do right away, such as inducing vomiting, but in most situations, you should be prepared to take your pet to the vet immediately.
To learn more information about foods and plants that may be toxic for pets or if you suspect your pet may have consumed dangerous foods, contact Emergency Animal Hospital of Northwest Austin.