Brooklyn Bark Talks

PET SAFETY MONTH: 30 tips in 30 days that can save your pet's life - Tip #12

What is Poison Control?

Poison Control is a 24/7/365 service offered by the ASPCA to save pets' lives in the event of, shall we say, potentially lethal gustatory curiosity on the part of our pets.

How does it work and how should you use it?

Remember Pet Safety Tip #1 where we recommended making a page in your smartphone with pet's information including your vet's and emergency vet's contact info AND Poison Control's phone number? Please do that if you haven't already.  

Poisoning is the NUMBER ONE cause of death in pre-senior pets, often because the owners do not know about this always-on-call, 

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PET SAFETY MONTH: 30 tips in 30 days that can save your pet's life - Tip #6

If your pup or kitty ate or inhaled marijuana bring him to the vet immediately and be honest about what happened so the vet can treat appropriately.  Veterinarians are not required to report marijuana use and they don’t.  Their concern is to treat.  They can only treat approriately if you are honest and tell them what happened.

Both dogs and cats can be affected by inhaling marijuana, but dogs are much more likely to eat, say, brownies with weed because like us they love sweets.  Cats are obligate carnivores and do seek out sugar.

Note, as dogs and cats are much smaller than w

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APRIL IS PET SAFETY MONTH: 30 tips in 30 days that can save your pet's life - Tip #2

Tip #2

Do not leave your medication where your dog or cat can get at it easily.  

They see you take something out of a bottle and “eat" it every morning.  Don’t give them the opportunity to try it themselves.  Keep any medications inside a cabinet or high enough where apet cannot reach it.  Do NOT leave your meds on your night table or even the kitchen table wh

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Don't Let Your Dog Get Poisoned (We Really Mean It)

There is always an undercurrent of "Beware" for any dog in an urban area, from the heavy traffic to the sometimes inane noise level to, yes, being accidentally poisoned.

Two points make a line and on Thursday, we witnessed two separate incidents of exposed rat poison, one in a local park an

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