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Reviewing 2021 Pet Poison Statistics for Better Prevention in 2022

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Pet poisoning cases are on the rise; the ASPCA American Poison Control Centre (APCC) assisted in 401,550 cases in 2021 and Pet Poison Helpline (serving Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean) reported a 51% increase in call volume from 2020 to 2021. The rise in cases is considered pandemic-related, with the spike in new pet ownership and in new or reinvigorated activities done at home, such as baking and painting.

According to Pet Poison Helpline, the following everyday household items saw the most dramatic case increases between 2020 to 2021:

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