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This article is from the Pet Owner's Guide to Common Small Animal Poisons, by Julie Dahlke, DVM, a graduate of the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine.

Summary

Hopefully you have found this guide interesting and useful. The
underlying message in any discussion of poisons is to avoid poisoning
wherever possible by careful packaging, storing and appropriate use of
potentially toxic items. A second important concept is to recognize
potential poisoning as soon as possible, ascertain what it was the
animal was exposed to and get help. Whereas poisoning is not the most
common of problems that most pet owners face with their companion
animals (thankfully!), if such a situation should arise it is worth
having considered the possibility beforehand. Having some guidelines
on how to proceed can provide the pet the best chance to be treated
and recover from the crisis. Even more importantly, it is worth having
considered the risks and eliminated them before those risks become
reality.

 

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