Friday, March 21, 2014

Pet Toxin: Tea Tree Oil

As Part of Pet #Poison Prevention Week - Royal City Animal Hospital will be profiling a various Pet Toxin to ensure our client's and pet owners are aware of the dangers, should their pets come in contact with them. 

Today's Toxin is Tea Tree Oil. 

Many people use Tea Tree oil for its antifungal and antibacterial properties, but you should never use it on your pet. Many pet stores even carry products for pets that contains Tea Tree Oil.Due to the varying concentrations available, toxic effects of Tea Tree oil can range from mild to life threatening. 

Common signs to watch for:
  • Low body temperature
  • Weakness
  • Walking drunk
  • Inability to walk,
  • Tremors
  • Coma
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Death
Call your #Veterinarian if you think your pet has been exposed to Tea Tree Oil. Royal City Animal Hospital

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