This past year, we’ve been more homebound than ever, and some of us have used this time to stay busy with new projects.
The Pet Poison Helpline took a look at the poisoning calls that came in since the pandemic began then compared them to the year before.
They found that incidents of poisoning from breadmaking are at #1 and #3 on the list with yeast poisoning increasing 222% and bread dough poisoning up 292%.
Yeast, fermenting in the intestines, can produce alcohol, which can be deadly to pets.
Right in-between, brewed coffee poisoning is up 207%.
Art supplies and paint poisoning increased 113% and 96% respectively.
Some folks found they were self-medicating with marijuana, cocktails and wine in the last year. Those three causes for pet poisoning increased between 77% and 102%.
And even as we worked extra hard to keep things clean, cleaning products brought 92% more calls. Hand sanitizer produced a 413% increase in poisonings.
Finally, Vitamin D3 was a culprit for sickening our pets with incidents of Vitamin D3 poisoning up 85%.