Pet Poison Prevention
What Toxins Should I be Concerned About?
The most important toxins to keep out of your pet’s reach include (for an extensive list of toxins, click here):
- Various human drugs – Aleve, Advil, Tylenol, Ambien, opioids, antidepressants, and any other human medication.
- Plants – Autumn Crocus, Amaryllis, African Evergreen, Andromeda Japonica, Lilies, Azaleas, and more.
- Foods – Chocolate, avocados, mushrooms, apricots, walnuts, macadamia nuts, raisins/grapes, garlic, onions, leeks, alcohol, caffeine, and hard liquor.
- Xylitol - Xylitol is a sugar substitute often found in sugar-free gum, candy, and occasionally, baked goods. It's extremely toxic and can cause liver failure or even death if a pet ingests it.
- Cleaners of any kind – Soaps, detergents, polish, etc.
- Pesticides – Mouse and rat poison know no expiration date. If there is any sitting around your home or near your home, dispose of it right away. Ingesting these poisons can be fatal for your pet.
- Garage items – Keep antifreeze, gasoline, kerosene, and anticoagulants far away from your pet.
- Essential oils – Avoid using tea tree, eucalyptus, and lavender essential oils, as these can make cats and dogs sick.
If you have any questions about pet poison prevention, don’t hesitate to call us!