When they do, nearly 60% of the accidents result in vet bills of $200 or more – many times in the thousands of dollars! As much as we try to keep our pets safe, it’s a good idea to be prepared for the unexpected with ASPCA Pet Health Insurance. You can learn more at www.aspcapetindurance.com/101.Around Your Home…Of the more than 180,000 poisoning cases handled by the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center in 2013, the #1 culprit was human medications.• Household Items•Ibuprofen and aspirin•Acetamenophen•Cold and flu meds•Antidepressants•Vitamins•Lighter fluid•Diet pills•Anti-cancer drugs•Tobacco products•Detergents•Fabric softener•Insecticides•Drain cleaners•Oven cleaner sprays•Disinfectants•Bleach•Lime scale remover•Paint thinners•Flea and tick products•Rodent bait•Mothballs•Fly bait•Lead•Liquid potpouri
• Trouble Areas•Doors and windows•Balconies•Bathtubs and sinks•Toilets•Washer and dryer•Fireplaces• Objects•Balls•Sharp objects•Coins•Buttons•Batteries•Twist ties•Rubber bands•Cotton swabs•Glass•Hair pins•Jewelry•Nylons•Paper clips•Plastic wrap•Yarn or needles and thread•Dental floss•Electrical cords•Wax•Socks•Towels
Both cats and dogs can sufferinjuries in and around the home.
Did You Know?It costs about $500 on average to treat a pet who ingested a toxic substance. Serious cases can cost thousands.