Top Animal Toxins by State for 2019
Everyone knows everything is bigger in Texas—but what’s the state’s biggest pet toxin based on number of calls to the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC)? Like many other states, Texas saw a huge increase in chocolate calls—and nationwide the number of chocolate calls also went up, which is not surprising, considering pets seem to think chocolate is as tasty as humans do.
Unfortunately, vitamin D debuted on the list for the first time this year. Vitamin D can be highly toxic, if enough is ingested, and can cause high blood calcium and phosphorus, which, in turn, can cause kidney failure and be very difficult to treat.
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