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March is PET Poison Prevention Month

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Did you know that CHOCOLATE is the number one reason owners call the pet poison hotline?

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It makes sense. Dogs and cats love the creamy, tasty goodness as much as we do, however, it could be deadly.

"Chocolate is one of the most common toxins we see in the emergency room," says Dr. Rob Proietto, MS, VMD.  "In some cases of toxin ingestion (like rat poison) these animals need emergency treatment and are often hospitalized which can be upwards of three to five thousand dollars."

Chocolate is so common for our furry friends that 20% of all ingestion claims PetPartners insurance receives has to do with the candy…and the average claim is more than $530.

Chocolate tops the list, but there are plenty of other dangerous items which pets have swallowed this past year.

Pet Poison Hotline Top 2013 Ingestion List

Dogs

Cats



1) Chocolate

1) Topical spot-on insecticides



2) Mouse and Rat Poisons (rodenticides)

2) Household Cleaners



3) Vitamins and Minerals

3) Antidepressants



4) Human NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.)

4) Lilies



5) Cardiac Medications (e.g., calcium channel, blockers, beta-blockers, etc.)

5) Insoluble Oxalate Plants



6) Cold and Allergy Medications

6) Human and Veterinary NSAIDs



7) Antidepressants

7) Cold and Flu Medication



8)  Xylitol (commonly found in sugarless candy, gum and toothpaste)

8) Glow Sticks



9) Acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol)

9) ADD/ADHD Medications



10) Caffeine Pills

10) Mouse and Rat Poison

Top 10 list provided by Pet Poison Hotline 1-800-213-6680

Other Recent PetPartner Toxin Claims Include

  • Patron ingested Hydroxycut and it cost $2,650.39
  • Leroy ingested a Sago Palm and it cost $2,717.00
  • Gia ingested aspirin and it cost $2,561.69
  • Sir Quincy ingested raisins & chocolate and it cost $1,542.62
  • Mysharas Trade Secret ingested Xylitol and it cost $1,248.18

Dr. Proietto adds, "When our patients have pet insurance that covers the surgery and treatment for these emergencies it makes things a lot easier as we don't make choices based on finances, we make choices based on what is best for the pet." 

About PetPartners

As long-time insurance professionals and pet lovers, the team at PetPartners has beenproviding pet insurance in all 50 states since 2003.  PetPartners, the exclusive pet insurance provider of the AKC®, offers a range of insurance plans which can be quoted online at www.petpartners.com or by calling 1-866-774-1113

PetPartners is proud to have the 2014 Best in Show winner, Sky, as one of its clients.  The 5 year-old wire fox terrier has one of the company's top plans.

PetPartners has many plans to protect your pets…all of the insurance plans cover toxin ingestion and start as low at $10 a month.

For more information on PetPartners, call Robb Yagmin at 913.908.0028.

Media Contact: Robb Yagmin, PSPR, 913.908.0028, [email protected]

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