Pet Toxins

Keeping your pet away from toxic and harmful substances goes a long way to keeping them healthy and safe. Certain common household items can pose serious harm and may require immediate treatment.

List of Toxins harmful to pets:

  • Alcohol
  • Apple and pear seeds
  • Avocado
  • Caffeine
  • Cherry/apricot/peach/nectarine/plum pits
  • Chocolate
  • Fireflies
  • Garlic
  • Grapes
  • House plants
    • Azaleas
    • Daffodils
    • Day and Easter Lilies
    • Holly
    • Laurels
    • Poinsettias
    • Philodendrons
  • Onions
  • Potpourri (Ingestion and inhalation)
  • Raisins
  • Rat Bait
  • Self-cleaning ovens
  • Spray cleaners, hairspray, perfumes, incense, candle fumes
  • Teflon (Non-stick cookware)
  • Xylitol

If your pet ingests a toxin you may also contact the Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435. The APCC is a resource for any animal poison-related emergency. They are available 24 hours a day, year-round. A consultation fee may apply.