Dog Poisoning & Toxins

No matter how much you train them, dogs are known to put mysterious things in their mouths. Protect your precious pooch and avoid a rush to the vet by better understanding toxins, symptoms of poisoning, and how to prevent future scares.

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Which Christmas Holiday Plants Are Toxic to Cats and Dogs?
Here's what to do if your pet treats your holiday greenery as grub and how to keep poisonous plants out of their paws.
Poison Hemlock Is Sprouting Rapidly Across the Country—Here's How to Protect Your Pets
Poison hemlock has sprouted up in almost every state this year. What do you do if your pet comes in contact with it?
Yikes! My Dog Accidentally Ate Weed. What Should I Do Now?
Dogs don’t get high. They get sick. Take care of your pup by educating yourself and stashing your stash.
Toxic Blue-Green Algae Can Be Fatal To Dogs. Here's How to Avoid It
An 8-year-old dog in Florida recently died after ingesting some of the algae. Here's how to identify (and avoid) it in the lakes and ponds near your home.
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Here's What To Do if Your Dog Gets Bitten by a Snake
Dogs are curious animals, but snakes are not typically friends that your pooch should wander up to. But if they do, knowing how to act quickly can be a lifesaver (literally).
These Were the ASPCA’s Top 10 Pet Toxins for Cats and Dogs in 2020

Accidental pet poisonings happen every day, and the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center fields calls about them. We talked to an expert to find out what items are most toxic for pets and what to do to prevent poisoning in the first place.