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Top 10 Human Medications That Poison Our Pets

In 2007, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center received 89,000 calls related to pets ingesting over-the-counter and prescription medications. To help you prevent an accident from happening, veterinary experts have created a list of the top 10 human medications that most often poison our furry friends.

People Foods to Avoid Feeding Your Pets

Chocolate, Macadamia nuts, avocados…these foods may sound delicious to you, but they’re actually quite dangerous for our animal companions. Our nutrition experts have put together a handy list of the top toxic people foods to avoid feeding your pet. As always, if you suspect your pet has eaten any of the following foods, please note the amount ingested and contact your veterinarian, local veterinary emergency hospital, or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435.

17 Plants That Are Toxic to Your Pets


Members of the Lilium spp. are considered to be highly toxic to cats. While the poisonous component has not yet been identified, it is clear that with even ingestions of very small amounts of the plant, severe kidney damage could result.


Ingestion of Cannabis sativa by companion animals can result in depression of the central nervous system and incoordination, as well as vomiting, diarrhea, drooling, increased heart rate, and even seizures and coma.

Questions to Ask Yourself Before Adopting

At Passion 4 Paws we spend quality time getting to know our adopters in order to match them with the right pet. We know our animals, so we can help you find the right companion to complement your life-style.  But before we get started, here are some questions to ask yourself to see if you're ready to adopt a pet.

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