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Top five include:

1) Human medications
2) Insecticides
3) Rodenticides
4) Veterinary medications
5) Household cleaners.

Here is the list compiled by the ASPCA's Animal Poison Control Center.
 

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Thanks Betsy! Interesting stats. I notice that medications for Pets come more frequently these days in flavored chewable form. I personally don't like this because although I'm carefull, I think a pet would be much more likely to eat a whole bottle of a medication if it's good to eat.

By the way one of the resources that's linked to on the page Betsy sited is a list of <a href=\'http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?cls=0&cat=1300&articleid=1555\' target=\'_blank\'>Poison Center Hotlines</a>.
A good thing to print out and place near the phone.
 

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Couldn't agree more about the chewable pet tabs. Over the years, I've had two episodes of dogs getting into closed containers of chewable Rimadyl, even though I try to watch the stuff like a hawk. AFter the first episode, I asked my vet to get the non-chewables for me (they used to make it in nonchewable form) and they were unable to do so--It may be off the market, or extremely expensive, because no one is using it these days.
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