ASPCA Animal Poison Control Update

posted: by: Dawn, RVT Tags: "Clinic Specials" "News" 

From the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center's Internet Newsletter:


In 2012, we opened 180,320 cases. Wow, that's a lot of animals helped! The No. 1 breed we received calls about was the Labrador Retriever; the second most popular naughty dog was the Chihuahua. The most unusual species we helped was a Fur Seal.


Top 10 toxins for 2012

1)      Human medications

2)      Insecticides

3)      Over-the-counter human products

4)      Veterinary products

5)      Household products

6)      Food

7)      Chocolate

8)      Plants

9)      Rodenticides

10)  Lawn & garden products


Lovely, Lethal Lilies
While April showers bring May flowers, the Easter Bunny brings lots of lily exposures. Last year, APCC handled 558 cases involving cats exposed to lilies (Lilium or Hemerocallis sp). According to one study only 27 percent of owners whose cats were exposed to a lily knew it was toxic prior to the pet being exposed. While it only takes a small amount to potentially cause renal failure, if it is caught quickly, steps can be taken to prevent life-threatening problems. Please make sure your clients are aware of this dangerous kitty toxin!


Suburban Animal Clinic is located in West Columbus off I-70 near I-270.  Suburban Animal Clinic serves Galloway, Hilltop, West Side, Georgesville, West Jefferson, Grove CityGrandviewUpper Arlington (including OSU Campus area), Hilliard and Dublin.