Doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners specialty and emergency hospitals in Kentucky are encouraging area residents to also remember their pets during National Poison Prevention Week.
National Poison Prevention Week started Sunday and runs through Saturday. The purpose is to create awareness and prevent injury or death due to poisoning.
“While many precautions are taken to prevent humans from being exposed to poisons, it is equally important to remember to take precautions for pets,” said Dr. Derek Nestor, a board-certified specialist in veterinary internal medicine at BluePearl here. “A good way to do this is to know what types of items can be toxic to pets.”
According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the top 10 pet toxins of 2012 were: