Household Hazards

Household Hazards

Many common food items or household products can sicken or even kill your cat or dog. Be aware of what products may be toxic to your pet and make sure to keep them out of your pet's reach. Below you will find a list of the most common hazardous items to your pet. Of course, there may be additional dangerous items around your house. Don't hesitate to contact us or the Pet Poison Hotline if you have concerns.

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Toxic Foods For Dogs:

  • Alcohol
  • Avocado
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee / tea
  • Grapes and raisins
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Onions, garlic and chives
  • Xylitol (sugar substitue commonly found in candy)
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Toxic Foods For Cats:

  • Onions and garlic
  • Raw eggs, raw meat and bones
  • Grapes and raisins
  • Raw dough
  • Chocolate
  • Caffeine
  • Xylitol (sugar substitue commonly found in candy)

Cats & Lilies Don't Mix

Many different species of lilies are toxic to cats, including Easter lilies. The entire lily plant (leaf, pollen and flower) is poisonous for cats. Eating just a couple of leaves or licking a few pollen grains off their fur can result in severe, acute kidney failure. Toxic lilies include Asiatic, Easter, Japanese Show, Rubrum, Stargazer, Tiger, and Daylilies.

Click Here For More Information On Toxic Lilies & Safe Flower Alternatives For Your Cat.

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Check Every Room:

Make sure all medications, vitamins, batteries, paint, detergents, cleaning supplies and antifreeze are stored out of your pet's reach.

If you think your pet has eaten something poisonous, time is critical. Contact us or the Pet Poison Hotline immediately.