Food & Ingestible Dangers Archives - Page 2 of 3 - Emergency Animal

Grapes and Raisins

We don’t know why their toxic to dogs, but they can commonly cause kidney failure as well as vomiting and diarrhea. According to the ASPCA, many of these cases are life threatening with a few dogs dying every year.

Onions and Garlic

Onions and garlic can cause gastrointestinal irritation to pets and harm red blood cells. This is caused by disulfides, which are sulfur compounds that are found in both. Be very mindful of table scraps you might want to feed your begging pouch if they contain these...

Polyurethane Glue

Yeah, a dog really wants to eat this stuff, right? The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center actually reports a 309% increase in glue-related incidents since 2002. Thinking it’s a toy, dogs can injust a whole bottle of the stuff. Once it enters the stomach it...

Medications and Pets

This seems fairly obvious, and most people are mindful to not leave pills laying around. Although made to be difficult for children to open, many dogs can chew right through closed pill bottles, gaining access to the entire contents. Swallowing prescription pills can...

Liquid Potpourri

The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center has seen 330 cases of poisoning due to pets and liquid potpourri. Although this isn’t a high figure nation-wide, you don’t want to be one of them. Most of these are involving cats as they are more likely to climb up...