Saint James Animal Hospital

538 North Country Road
Saint James, NY 11780


Poison & Hazardous Information

It can be hard to keep your pet safe all of the time but being aware of the many poisons and hazards in your home can help avoid dangerous situations.

Did you know that human medications including dropped pills sickened more pets in the United States last year than any other toxin? (Newsday Jan. 29, 2011)  This is the third year in a row that human medications top the ASPCA's list of Top 10 Toxins!


The Top 10 Toxins Include: 


1. Human Medications: Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, Antidepressants 

2. Insecticides

3. Rodenticides: Ant traps, Rat Poison

4. People Food: Bones, Grapes, Gum

5. Veterinary Medications

6. Chocolate

7. Household Toxins

8. Plants: Lilies

9. Herbicides: Fertilizer

10. Outdoor Toxins


DON'T WAIT: If you suspect your pet has been exposed to any of these or other poisonous or hazardous materials, contact us immediately at (631)584-6336

The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center is available 24/7 to help your pet in an emergency.  Call (888) 426-4435