Human medications pose pet health risks

02/12/2013 | Wall Street Journal, The

Accidental pet poisonings in 2012 increased 7% over the previous year, according to the ASPCA's Animal Poison Control Center, and human medications are often the culprit. Insurance claims for toxin exposure and ingestion submitted to PetPlan averaged $465 after deductibles were met. To prevent accidental pet poisonings, veterinarians recommend storing medications properly and taking them when pets aren't around. "Assume anything a kid can get into, pets can get into," said veterinarian Kevin Fitzgerald.

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