Welcome to our Pet Health Warnings webpage dedicated to pertinent pet health information that may be pressing or seasonally sensitive.
Common Pet Health Warnings
- Foods Dangerous to Dogs and Cats
- Pet Food Recalls and Warnings
- Plants Poisonous To Cats And Dogs (Toxic Plants)
- Chemicals Dangerous to Dogs and Cats
- Insecticides: Flea and tick treatments including sprays, bait stations, and spot on
- Rodenticides: Rat and mouse and poison
- NSAIDS human drugs: Naproxen (Aleve), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
- Acetaminophen human drugs: Tylenol and OTC cough/cold medications
- Household Cleaners: Sprays, detergents, polishes
- Antidepressant Human Drugs: Prozac, Celexa, Paxil and Effexor
- Fertilizers: Iron-based products, bone meal and blood meal
- Amphetamine Human Drugs: ADD/ADHD medications like Adderall and Concerta
- Veterinary pain relievers – specifically COX-2 inhibitors like Rimadyl, Dermaxx and Previcox
- Essential Oils Can Be Toxic: These oils are volatile compounds, which means they can be potentially toxic to pets
The Top Ten Breeds Accounting For The Most Calls To Pet Poison Helpline
- German Shepherd
- Golden Retriever:
- Labrador Retriever (Labrador)
- Mixed breed
- Shih Tzu
- Yorkshire Terrier
If you suspect poisoning in your pet, immediately call our veterinarians at PPHC or contact the Pet Poison Helpline at 1-800-213-6680. Pet Poison Helpline is the most cost-effective animal poison control center in North America charging, only $39 per call, including unlimited follow-up consultations.
Seasonal Pet Health Warnings
Seasonal Pet Health Warnings are provided as a reminder to owners that different seasons can bring health hazards for your pets.
Summer Pet Health Warnings
This is the time of the year when life threatening heat exposure and heat stroke happen commonly. Foot care for your pets is also a concern during the hot weather. Your dog's paws can really take a beating. Water intake regulation is important for your cat. And watch out for skunks during the summer. Read more about these summer hazards for pets:
- Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke in Pets
- How Much Water Does My Dog Need?
- How Much Water Does My Cat Need?
- Dog Paw Care and Paw Injury Treatment
- Skunk Spray On Your Dog
Fall Pet Health Warnings
Seasonal changes associated with fall can bring health hazards for your pets. Labor Day for pets and the “end” of summer festivities bring health hazards that affect your dogs and cats.
- Labor Day Pet Health Warnings
- Acorn and Dog Bowel Obstruction
- Halloween Pet Health Warnings
- November Pet Health Warnings
- December Pet Health Warnings
- Pancreatitis (Inflammation) in Dogs
- Foreign Bodies in Dogs and Cats
Plants Poisonous To Cats And Dogs
Plants poisonous to cats and dogs should not be kept around your home for the safety of your pets. Dogs and cats don’t usually know what things make them sick, so their curious nature occasionally gets the best of them. Some houseplants and outdoor plants can be dangerous for dogs—even deadly—so make sure you know before you grow. Learn more about Plants Poisonous To Cats And Dogs.