Poisonous Plant "Petoxins" App Launches on iTunes
Common plants found in your home, backyard or property are popular for their decorative and air clearing properties, but many species can be toxic to our curious furry friends. Last year, the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center handled more than 140,000 cases of pets exposed to toxic substances—more than 10,000 of which were related to household plants and garden products. Don’t leave it up to Fido or Fluffy to keep themselves safe—stay informed with our new Petoxins app!
In cooperation with Treviso Media Group, the ASPCA has developed Petoxins, which is compatible with the iPhone and iPod touch and includes toxic plant information compiled by our team of toxicologists. The application is a great tool when you’re shopping for new houseplants, planning your garden, or checking if the plants in your home or yard are toxic. Petoxins includes:
- a searchable database of plants reported to adversely affect the health of dogs, cats and horses;
- detailed profiles of each plant, including common and scientific names, images and a list of potential symptoms if ingested;
- information to help you if your pet has ingested something toxic; and
- one-touch dialing to the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center.
Petoxins is now available in the iTunes Store for the bargain price of $2.99. Download it today using this link, and you’ll always have the life-saving information you need right at your fingertips! (The app is also accessible by searching for the following keywords in the iTunes Store: pets, dogs, cats, horses, plants, flower, ASPCA, toxic, poisonous, first aid, vet, medical and symptoms.)
Please note, the information contained in our plant lists is not meant to be all-inclusive, but rather a compilation of the most frequently encountered plants. As always, if you think your pet is ill or may have ingested a poisonous substance, please contact your local veterinarian or our 24-hour emergency poison hotline at (888) 426-4435.