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Pet advice: Five common items in your purse that could poison your pet

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Diana Dornbusch Cron, a veterinarian at Glenway Animal Hospital in Green Township, holds dog Pixie. FOX 19 photo Diana Dornbusch Cron, a veterinarian at Glenway Animal Hospital in Green Township, holds dog Pixie. FOX 19 photo
(FOX19) -

Your purse is not the place where you think you might find some items that could poison your pet.

On Thursday's FOX19 Morning News, Diana Dornbusch Cron, a veterinarian at Glenway Animal Hospital in Green Township,  shared some advice.

Here are five items commonly found in your purse that are bad for your pet:

• Xylitol, found in chewing gum and other artificially-sweetened products, can lead to a drop in blood sugar and eventually affects the liver and kidneys.


• Raisins might be the perfect compact snack but they can be very toxic to pets and ingestion leads to kidney failure.


• Inhalers contain albuterol and when a pet gets a hold of the inhaler, they can accidentally be exposed to massive amount of the drug which can lead to death.


• Human medications like NSAIDs including Advil, Aleve, and Motrin, acetaminophen including Tylenol, and antidepressants can cause a number of symptoms at varying degrees of severity.


• Hand sanitizer contains a large amount of alcohol which can cause a severe drop in blood sugar, neurological depression, coma and even death.

 

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