Poisonous warm weather hazards

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Many seemingly harmless items can be poisonous to your pet. Check out this list of poisonous warm weather hazards from our fact sheet about summertime safety.

Make sure you know your veterinarian’s procedures for emergency situations, especially ones that occur after business hours, and keep phone numbers for your veterinarian, and a local emergency veterinary service in a convenient location. Click here for more information about the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center and items that are toxic to your pet.

Poisonous hazards include:

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    Animal toxins-toads, insects, spiders, snakes and scorpions

  • Blue-green algae in ponds
  • Citronella candles
  • Cocoa mulch
  • Compost piles fertilizers
  • Flea products
  • Outdoor plants and plant bulbs
  • Swimming-pool treatment supplies
  • Fly baits containing methomyl
  • Slug and snail baits containing metaldehyde