Posted by justinelee in Animal Safety, Blog, Pet Health
Did your dog just eat chocolate or mouse poison? Looking for some great free pet poisoning advice? Not sure what human medications or products in the house, yard, or garden are dangerous to your dog or cat?
Here, my review of this recently released top pet app to have! Whether you’re a dog or cat owner or veterinary professional, this free one should be on your Top 10 apps to have.
ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) just released a great, free app called APCC by ASPCA. Click on the relevant species (e.g., dog, cat, horse, or bird), and see what poisons post a danger to that pet! This app includes information on poisons such as:
ChocolateTylenol (acetaminophen)NSAIDSFertilizersGlo jewelryZinc phosphideMacadamia nutsXylitol
This free app is designed for pet owners AND veterinary professionals to be able to quickly identify what’s poisonous to their pet or patient. It includes common household products (like household cleaners, batteries, etc.), yard and garden dangers (e.g., bone meal, fertilizer, etc.), human medications (both prescription and over-the-counter), and plants. While the app is more oriented for pet owners, it’s still a great app for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and veterinary students, as it has the ability to calculate toxic doses of chocolate and mouse and rat poisons (e.g., rodenticides). It’s combined the chocolate wheel and rodenticide chart into this free app so you can literally calculate from your smartphone!
Download this ASPCA APCC app for FREE at the links below. Don’t forget to write a review (remember, it’s free, so they should get an automatic shout-out for that, as other animal poison apps charge for this!) after you check it out!
Apple App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/apcc-by-aspca/id954896166?mt=8
Android (Google Play): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.propaganda3.aspca&hl=en
HINT: To access the chocolate calculator, simply search under chocolate. For the rodenticides, search under the active ingredients: brodifacoum, bromadiolone, diphacinone, chlorophacinone, difethialone, and warfarin.