Pet Poisoning Awareness

March is Pet Poisoning Awareness month. It just so happens that my next release (coming next week!) Delusions of the Past, book #6 of the Reg Rawlins, Psychic Investigator series, includes plot twist (possibly) involving poisoning.

Spoiler: No animals die in this book

I have gathered together some resources to help you prevent accidental poisoning of your pets below. I hope they help you!

I also thought I would get some pet cozies together today for your enjoyment. Few of them will actually involve or even mention poisoning. Preorder Delusions of the Past now, and find a couple of others to read while you’re waiting for it to arrive!

About Delusions of the Past

She saw the tip of Starlight’s tail behind the kitchen island and was relieved.
“You finally decided to come out of the tree?”
His tail didn’t twitch. Reg rounded the island and gasped.

What kind of a monster poisons a psychic’s cat?

When Starlight first fell ill, Reg thought that she was the cause of it. She should have been watching him more carefully. She should have found out about household plants and chemicals that could hurt her familiar. She was clearly a negligent owner.

But it soon becomes clear that there is some darker force at work, and Reg is going to need all of her resources to find the culprit before it is too late if she is to have any chance of saving her furry companion’s life.

Books in the Reg Rawlins series can be read as individual stand-alone mysteries, or enjoy the whole series! The set of books 1-3 can still be purchased for $2.99 for a limited time.

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Preventing Pet Poisoning Resources

Top Ten Dog Poisons

  1. Chocolate
  2. Mouse and Rat Poisons (rodenticides)
  3. Vitamins and Minerals (e.g., Vitamin D3, iron, etc.)
  4. NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.)
  5. Cardiac Medications (e.g., calcium channel blockers, beta-blockers, etc.)
  6. Cold and Allergy Medications (e.g., pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine, etc.)
  7. Antidepressants (e.g., selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors)
  8. Xylitol (common in toothpaste and chewing gum – read your labels to ensure your pet is safe!)
  9. Acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol)
  10. Caffeine Pills

Top 10 Cat Poisons

  1. Topical spot-on insecticides
  2. Household Cleaners
  3. Antidepressants
  4. Lilies
  5. Insoluble Oxalate Plants (e.g., Dieffenbachia, Philodendron, etc.)
  6. Human and Veterinary NSAIDs
  7. Cold and Flu Medication (e.g., Tylenol)
  8. Glow Sticks
  9. ADD/ADHD Medications/Amphetamines
  10. Mouse and Rat Poison

From https://fourmuddypaws.com/blog/pet-poison-prevention-awareness

More Resources

More Pet Cozy Mysteries

Baa’d to the Bone

This one does have discussion of dog poisons in it!

It is in KU and on free promo for the next few Saturdays.

A sheepdog in training. A flock under threat. Can Beau find a killer before the case unravels?

Beau dreams of being a champion sheepdog just like his aunt. With the help of new livestock friends and a kind-hearted farmer, he vows to lead the herd proudly through the lush valleys of Wales. But when one of the sheep goes missing, Beau never expected a woolly crime scene …

While his aunt warns him not to get too friendly with the flock, his connection with the sheep gets him both respect and a target on his back. As the brave pup frantically sniffs for clues, he’s got one chance to solve the mystery before the farm starts counting sheep for all the wrong reasons.

The Cat, the Professor and the Poison

Between her kitty quilt-making business and her three beloved cats, Jill has her hands full. That doesn’t stop her from wanting to solve the mystery of the milk cow that’s gone missing from her friend’s farm. But imagine her surprise when a stolen cow leads to the discovery of fifty stray cats and one dead body-a victim of cold-blooded murder…

Farmer in the Dead

Trouble seems to follow Chelsea like baby ducks follow their mama. This time around, Chelsea’s best friend Tilly has been accused of murdering her ex-boyfriend, Adam. When Adam’s fiancé points the finger at Tilly, the police dig up a secret motivation that make things look really bad for Tilly.. and she has no alibi.

There has to be a way to clear her friend, but Chelsea is running out of ideas.

Meanwhile, Chelsea is chasing her own demons as a mystery surrounding her family comes to light. The more she learns about her past, the less sure she is of the future.

Sweet Avengers

It is early June in Sweet Cove and Angie and Jenna Roseland’s babies are growing and delighting the family. Something else is developing as well and will be sorely needed as members of the family and two friends travel to Boston on an important mission. The Roseland sisters lost their mother, Elizabeth, several years ago and they’ve recently suspected that her death was not an accident.

Learning some things about the past as they delve into the incident, will the sisters, Mr. Finch, Orla Abel, and the two fine felines find the person responsible for the murder or are they wading into something too deep and dangerous to escape from? 

A cozy mystery with recipes!
This story has some mild paranormal elements.

Kicked the Bucket

Chelsea’s family life is pretty complicated. For starters, the family photo that she’s been carrying for her whole life has been a mystery in itself!

Before she can dig into her past, the present has taken a shocking turn… Chelsea finds a dead body in the pond and sitting on the shore is a bucket of flowers.

The more she learns about the dead man, the more she realizes he’s tied up in the knotted web of her own past. As the clues start to surface, Chelsea wonders if she’s better off leaving this one to the police.

Then a letter arrives threatening everything she ever loved. When the flowers begin to arrive, she realizes she can’t stop now or someone close to her will pay the ultimate consequence.

Kitty Confidential

I was just your normal twenty-something with seven associate degrees and no idea what I wanted to do with my life. That is, until I died… Well, almost.

As if a near-death experience at the hands of an old coffeemaker wasn’t embarrassing enough, I woke up to find I could talk to animals. Or rather one animal in particular.

His full name is Octavius Maxwell Ricardo Edmund Frederick Fulton, but since that’s way too long for anyone to remember, I’ve taken to calling him Octo-Cat. He talks so fast he can be difficult to understand, but seems to be telling me that his late owner didn’t die of natural causes like everyone believes.

Well, now it looks like I no longer have a choice, apparently my life calling is to serve as Blueberry Bay’s first ever pet whisperer P.I while maintaining my façade as a paralegal at the offices of Fulton, Thompson & Associates.

The Puppy Project

If you love small towns, endearing relationships, food, animals, and a touch of murder, you will love this cozy mystery series.

Tony has decided to donate a hundred percent of the proceeds from the video game he developed with his friend Shaggy to the White Eagle Animal Shelter. Tess and Brady plan to use the generous donation to expand the facility. Permanent housing for elderly, sick, and other hard to place animals, is their main focus, but then Brady decides to go all in on the new state of the art service dog and search and rescue training facility, and Tess makes a major decision that will affect the rest of her life.

Meanwhile, Tess has her feeling hurt when her dad contacts Tony directly to ask for help tracking down someone from his past, but as they dig deeper into the correspondence they begin to wonder if the email even really is from her dad. Could someone other than Tess’s dad be using Tony to find the women Grant Tucker helped decades ago?

Tell me what you think!


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