Most common Poisons

According to VPI Pet Insurance Company, here are the most common poisonings among their clients’ pets between the years of 2005 and 2009.

Poison / No. of claims

  • Drug reactions/accidental ingestion of drugs: 5,131
  • Rodenticide: 4,028
  • Methylxanthine: 3,661
  • Plant poisoning: 2,808
  • Household chemicals: 1,669
  • Metaldehyde: 396
  • Insecticide/organophosphate: 323
  • Heavy metal toxicity: 288
  • Toad poisoning: 270
  • Antifreeze: 213
  • Walnuts: 100
  • Alcohol: 75
  • Strychnine: 28
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