Dogs: Top Ten Toxins of 2013

1.  Chocolate – Dark equals dangerous!

2..  Xylitol – This sweetener found in sugarless chewing gum and candy, medications and nasal sprays causes a rapid drop in blood pressure and liver failure in dogs.

3.  NSAIDs – Ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. found in products like Advil, Motrin, and Aleve.  Dogs don’t metabolize these drugs well; ingestions result in stomach ulcers and kidney failure.

4.  Over the counter cold, cough and allergy medication: Those that contain acetaminophen or decongestants, such as pseudoephedrine or phenylephrine, are particularly toxic. 

5..  Rodenticides (mouse poisoning) – These may cause internal bleeding, or brain swelling even in small amounts.

6.  Grapes and raisins – These harmless human foods cause kidney damage in dogs.

7.  Insect bait stations – These rarely cause poisoning in dogs – the bigger risk is bowel obstruction when dogs swallow the plastic casing

8.  Prescription ADD/ADHD medications –  These amphetamines such as Adderall, Concerta, Dexedrine, and Vyvasen  can cause tremors, seizures, cardiac problems and death in pets.

9.  Glucosamine joint supplements – Overdose of tasty products such as Cosequin and Move Freely typically only cause diarrhea; however in rare cases, liver failure can develop.

10.  Silica gel packs and oxygen absorbors. – Silica gel packs, found in  new shoes, purses or backpacks, is rarely a concern.  The real threats are the iron-containing oxygen absorbers found in food packages like beef jerky or pet treats, which can cause iron poisoning.

Welcome to Happy Dogs & Cats Sitting & Walking Services !

rabbitHi,  and welcome to my web site.

         We are here to provide the best pet care, dog walking, dog daycare, and boarding to you as we can.  Our dependable and loving visits bring about a great companionship with our team of excellent caregivers and your precious pet.  We provide care for dogs, cats, birds, fish, chickens, and small mammels regardless of age, breed, size, gender, or abilities.  We provide you and your pet with excellent care, wonderful references, flexible schedules, fourteen years of experience and wisdom.  I am is certified in Pet CPR and First Aid, an active member of Pet Sitters International, the ASPCA, and Women in the Pet Industry Network..  Our company is insured and bonded through a national insurance company.   Please call Annie at 936-525-7097or reach her through her e-mail at [email protected] for additional information or to discuss your pets particular needs and funny antics.

   Thank you.

     Annie