Trick or treat: TVM raises autumn pet poisons awareness

TVM UK has launched an awareness campaign about potential poisoning dangers pets can face in autumn.

The company has produced what it describes as an eye-catching poster for waiting rooms that details key items pet owners should be looking to keep their pets away from.

Hazards
Common hazards on the poster include:

  • human cold and flu medication
  • rat poison
  • xylitol
  • chocolate
  • antifreeze
  • acorns and conkers
  • mushrooms

Speed

The poster also reinforces the importance of SPEED:

  • Stop the pet eating any more suspected poison.
  • Phone the vets.
  • Emergency appointment.
  • Evidence – bring labels/samples/vomit.
  • Don’t delay.

Will Peel, product manager at TVM UK, said: “While most pet owners are mindful of the danger certain items can pose, we all know how difficult it can be to keep an eye on your pet at all times.

“This poster is intended as an easy way for vets to help reiterate how important it is to be aware of the items that can endanger their pets.”

For the poster, contact a TVM territory manager or email.

Credit to: Trick or treat: TVM raises autumn pet poisons awareness (Vet Times)

Vet Times. (2021). Trick or treat: TVM raises autumn pet poisons awareness [online]

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