Project Description

Exposure to liquid potpourri can cause severe complications in animals. Due to cationic detergents and essential oils in these products, both ingestion and skin exposure are a concern.


Signs and symptoms of toxicity: Clinical signs of toxicity include inflamed skin, gums and tissues, vomiting (especially containing blood), bloody stool, fatigue and altered mental status.

Toxic consumption: There is no established threshold for toxicity. All incidents of exposure should be reported immediately. It is important to note that vomiting should not be encouraged as further damage could occur.

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