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National Poison Prevention Week: Protect your pets from poisons

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ASPCA Reminds Pet Parents: Protect Your Pet from Perilous Poisons

It’s National Poison Prevention Week and The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) reminds us that there are a LOT of poisons that our pets can encounter around the house while going about their everyday activities during the week. Please keep that in mind and read the following information carefully. You might even want to print it out and post it on your refrigerator door. It couldn’t hurt. /Gary

From the ASPCA:
Has your dog ever chomped on chocolate? Does your kitty like to snack on plants? In observance of National Poison Prevention Week (March 14 to March 20), the ASPCA sheds light on the most common dangers pets may encounter, and offers helpful advice for poison-proofing your home.
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Posted on Monday, March 15th, 2010
Under: ASPCA, Poison, Poisonous plants | 3 Comments »

Swine Flu: ASPCA says it is of little risk to dogs and cats

Wild Pig by Brian Murphy, Walnut Creek, Calif.
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I just received a news release from The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in New York, announcing that the human “Swine Flu” outbreak, thought to have originated in Mexico, appears to present little risk of infecting dogs and cats.

Below is the complete ASPCA news release, dated April 29.

At the end of the release you will find links to the Center for Disease Control, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the World Health Organization where you can learn more about swine flu and get updated information on its prevention:
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Posted on Friday, May 1st, 2009
Under: ASPCA, Cats, dogs, Swine flu | 3 Comments »

Top toxins for pets. Tips to keep YOUR pets safe

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Has your dog ever chomped on chocolate? Does your kitty like to snack on plants?

In observance of National Poison Prevention Week (March 15 to March 21), the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals sent me the following information that sheds light on the most common dangers your pets may encounter, and offers helpful advice for poison-proofing your home.

Read this carefully. It might even be a good idea to print out and post this information on your refrigerator door. After all … the life you save may be that of your special pet.
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Posted on Tuesday, March 17th, 2009
Under: ASPCA, Cats, dogs, Pets, Poison, Poisonous plants | No Comments »

Don’t feed peanut butter products to your pets

ASPCA Responds to Nationwide Peanut Butter Recall

I just received the following press release stating that the ASPCA is advising pet owners to discontinue using peanut butter products in light of last week’s recall by the FDA, which traced sources of Salmonella contamination to a plant owned by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), a distributor of peanut butter and peanut paste — a concentrated product consisting of ground, roasted peanuts.

Please read the following information carefully and then click on the link at the end to go to the FDA’s Recall Page to find out more about the recall and see which pet-related products might be involved. /Gary
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Posted on Thursday, January 22nd, 2009
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ASPCA reports top 10 pet poisons of 2008. Save this list!

It’s the second day of the new year and I just received the following press release from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in New York (http://www.aspca.org).

ALL pet owners would be wise to read this information carefully. I think you’ll be surprised at some of the potentially deadly things you may have lying around the house … just waiting for your cat, dog or bird to find them. Be careful, the life you save may be that of a beloved pet.
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Posted on Friday, January 2nd, 2009
Under: ASPCA, Cats, dogs, Pets | 1 Comment »