Love is in the air! When you get ready to celebrate that special day with your hairy friend, safety should be in mind. Even on Valentine's Day, your pet can get into something they shouldn't. Because of this, we wanted to create this guide for pet toxicity claims. From chocolate to lilies, we've got the scoop that treats your pet should avoid this V-day. We sat down with the Trupanion computer team and Trupanion veterinarian Dr. Caroline Wilde as they reveal the best claims for Valentine's Day and how to avoid a trip to the vet on February 14th.
Why You Need To Know About These Pet Toxicity Claims This Valentine's Day
Flowers, chocolates and other sweet candies are perfect for some, they are not one
sweet treats for your pets.
According to Trupanion's data team, "Chocolate accounted for 70% of toxicity – related claims in the weeks leading up to Valentine's Day over the past five years." Alternatively, chocolate is not the only perpetrator. There are several other unexpected popular choices.
- Chocolate was the leader with 336 claims, and the Trupanion policy paid $ 74,000.
- Plants consisted of 121 claims of pet toxicity, and the Trupanion policy paid $ 22,000.
- Clothing compensated for 21 claims, and the Trupanion policy paid $ 13,000.
What are the dangers of a foreigner
Accidents happen, and puppies and kittens are really curious. So, what is safe around your pets? Take, for example, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who took a jewelry bag. The total amount required was $ 1,058 and the Trupanion policy paid $ 864. Of course, most pet owners may not intend to put on a bag or shirt, but something as simple as an item of clothing can quickly go unnoticed.
breaks down why you need to seek medical attention if your pet ingests something:
“The dangers of ingesting a foreign body vary with what has been ingested. Each food can be associated with unique toxicities. When a pet eats a wrapper or bag, there is a risk of gastrointestinal obstruction.
If you think your pet may have ingested something, you should seek medical attention. It is best to seek your veterinarian's expertise, and they can run diagnostic tests.
Signs of intake
It can be difficult to tell if your pet has eaten anything, especially if it is a plant or a small piece of candy. It can also depend on what your pet actually ate.
Wilde weighs in on some of
common signs of ingestion of foreign bodies:
- Decreased appetite
- ] Seizures
In addition, ” lilies and raisins are associated with damage
to the kidneys. It is important to try to take immediate action when it is
suspect that ingestion has occurred, as when we observe clinical signs, it
can be much more difficult to treat, says Wilde.
Your pet's treatment plan may depend on what they have ingested. This is why it is so important to seek medical attention and your veterinarian's expertise. They can decide the best course of action. Veterinary medicine has evolved over the years and treatment may include:
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Consider putting away all food and clothing so that your pets can not get into anything when you are not at home. A pet friendly home includes keeping toxic items out of the reach of your hairy friends.
By paying attention to their behavior and seeking medical attention when needed, you can have a fun and safe Valentine's Day with your pets.
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