Caring for a pet means you must take steps to prevent complicated health concerns. At Animal Hospital of Loves Park, we believe you should have the an opportunity to learn about common pet poisons and ways to prevent accidental poisonings in your pets.
You will have information available to help prevent poisonings and recognize the signs of a pet being poisoned from household products or other risks. Our veterinarian can also help you learn more when you have concerns about products in your home or potential risks to your pets.
Ways to Reduce Your Pet's Risk
A key part of the week is learning ways to reduce the risks to your pets. You want to learn about common poisons for dogs and cats as well as ways to avoid risks when you have poisonous items in your home.
The poisons your pet may get into at home range from human foods, like chocolate or grapes, to household cleaning products and pest control measures. Even indoor plants like lilies can raise concerns when you have a pet. By discussing the potential risks with our veterinarian before your pet faces health concerns, you have a strategy to address potential concerns.
You also want to learn how to recognize the signs of poisoning in a pet. The signs may range from lethargy and foaming at the mouth to seizures and unconsciousness. Do not wait to seek treatment if you suspect poisoning in a pet.
When to Seek Treatment for Poisoning
As a general rule, you want to seek treatment for poison when you suspect a pet has eaten or gotten into a poisonous substance. Even if your pet is not yet showing symptoms, early treatment is a key part of preventing long-term health risks. Do not wait to seek treatment if you notice signs of a problem, vomiting or other risk factors. By treating the problem early, you allow your pet to recover and give a veterinarian a chance to address the situation.
Contact Our Local Veterinarian Today
Treating your pets when you suspect poisoning is a key part of limiting risks to an animal. At our clinic, we recognize the value of learning about potential poisons and share tips during Poison Prevention Week. To learn more or to set up an appointment, call 815-986-4445 today.