07/18/2012 12:58 pm ET

Spider Bites, Snake Attacks And Other Creature Interactions Dangerous To Your Dog Or Cat

By Sally Deneen for Vetstreet:

Nearly every day, a frantic caller contacts the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center with a poison complaint relating to an outdoor insect or critter, often toads. As warm weather sees more dogs and cats venturing into the great outdoors, do you know what hazards are lurking in your region?

Vetstreet interviewed leading wildlife and veterinary toxicology experts who identified the most common and lethal threats to your pets as well as in what parts of the country they reside.

List, captions and photos courtesy of Vetstreet

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