Common household items can be dangerous for your pets.
Review our list of common items found inside and outside your home and keep them out of your pet’s reach.
- Human medications: Many human medications, including painkillers, can be highly toxic to pets.
- String, yarn and other similar objects: String products could cause intestinal blockage in your pet.
- Small toys with moving parts: Many toys designed for children are choking hazards for pets.
- Holiday decorations: Pets like to play with holiday decorations, but many of them are choking hazards to pets.
- Fumes from cleaning products: If you use aerosol sprays or a self-cleaning oven product, keep pets away from the fumes as they are toxic.
- Alcohol: All alcoholic beverages, including beer
- Apple seeds and stems: The rest of the apple is fine.
- Apricot pits
- Bones: Ask your veterinarian which bones your dog can eat.
- Caffeinated beverages
- Cherry seeds
- Chocolate: Including chocolate desserts and candies.
- Coffee and coffee beans
- Grapes: All types.
- Macadamia nuts
- Marijuana edibles
- Onions and shallots
- Peach pits
- Potatoes with growth or sprouts
- Sugar-free candy and gum
- Yeast dough
If your dog consumes any of the above foods or you suspect other poisonings, immediately seek veterinary care at your closest animal hospital.
- Cocoa mulch: Pets are attracted to the chocolaty aroma, but the ingredients in cocoa mulch can be deadly if ingested.
- De-icing salts used for snow and ice: These salts can irritate the paws and poison your pet if consumed.
- Plants: Certain types of plants are highly toxic to dogs.
- Fertilizers: Most fertilizers, both commercial and organic, and plant food products are toxic to pets.
- Antifreeze or other ethylene glycol products: The sweet taste appeals to pets, but antifreeze can be deadly if even a small amount is ingested.
- Garbage cans: Your pet may try to lick the inside of garbage cans, which could result in him ingesting a harmful substance.
- Pest control poisons and or insect repellents: Insect repellents and rodent poisons are highly dangerous for pets.