In a toxic world, pets are even more vulnerable than we are

Toxins in the doghouse

Dogs, cats, parakeets, llamas – whatever kind of pet you have, I’m sure you care for them deeply. So you need to be aware that animals are much more vulnerable to poisons than we humans are.

Fortunately, someone is there to help.

If you ever think your pet has been poisoned, you can call Pet Poison Helpline 24 hours a day for advice in treating just about any species of animal for just about any type of poisoning.

Meanwhile, you can visit the PPH website ( for tips to help your pets avoid common household toxins such as Xylitol (a sugarless substitute used in gum, candy, and other treats), chocolate, fertilizers, pesticides, and pharmaceuticals.

No llamas allowed in the garage, the candy bin, or the medicine cabinet!

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