Top 10 Dog Emergencies of 2011

We as pet owners always know when our loved one seems a little “off.” They aren’t the same, fun-loving, playful pet they normally are and it worries you. Well, there is help out there any time of the day or night to assist you and your pet.
The Pet Poison Hotline has kept track of the most common dog emergencies in 2011. “Each year we examine our records to determine what contributed to the most calls from pet owners and veterinarians,” said veterinarian Justine Lee, associate director of veterinary services for Pet Poison Helpline. “Since we spent the most time diagnosing and specifying treatments for dog-related emergencies, we’ve broken them down and produced a Top 10 list designed to educate dog owners and provide veterinarians with the latest facts and statistics (”

The Bregman Vet Group Emergency Button is available 24/7, which will connect you with our answering service. Just leave your name, number and a brief message and a member of our staff will be available to answer your questions!
There are many types of emergencies that can happen with your dog, but the list below shows the top 10 from last year:
  • Chocolate, xylitol, grapes/raisins 
  • Insecticides 
  • Mouse and rat poison (rodenticides) 
  • NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen and naproxen 
  • Household cleaners 
  • Antidepressants, such as Prozac, Paxil, Celexa and Effexor 
  • Fertilizers including bone meal, blood meal and iron-based products 
  • Acetaminophen, such as Tylenol, and cough/cold medications 
  • Amphetamines such as Adderall and Concerta 
  • Veterinary pain relievers including Rimadyl, Dermaxx and Previcox

Try to keep all harmful things up in a cabinet away from your pets. They sometimes wiggle their way into things and you don’t want them to get a hold of anything that can harm them! It’s a painful experience to watch your dog go through this, and with preventative measures, you can avoid it!
When something like this alarms you, you can contact us at any time of the day or night by clicking on our emergency button on or calling 718-782-8387.

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