March is National Pet Poison Prevention Month

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As March is Pet Poison Prevention Month, Best Friends Animal Society encourages pet owners to protect their pets from potential ingestion. Valley News/Courtesy photo
LOS ANGELES – Watching your dog or cat get sick from toxic items or poison is a nightmare for any pet owner. Symptoms of poisoning can be especially traumatic, ranging from seizures and vomiting to nosebleeds and diarrhea. “Nobody wants to see their pets suffer in such a painful way or, worst-case scenario, have a fatal incident. That’s why it’s important to make sure your home environment keeps dogs and cats as safe as possible,” Dr. Erin Katribe, veterinarian and medical director for Best Friends Animal Society, said. As March is Pet Poison Prevention Month, Best Friends Animal Society encouraged pet owners to protect their pets from potential ingestion of any of the following: antifreeze, bait for rodents, batteries, car care products, such as cleaners
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