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Hazards To Your Pets

Household Items/Medications

  • Ibuprofen and aspirin
  • Acetominophen
  • Cold and flu meds
  • Vitamins
  • Diet pills
  • “People” drugs/medications
  • Tobaccproducts
  • Detergents
  • Fabric softener
  • Drain cleaners
  • Oven cleaner sprays
  • Disinfectants
  • Bleach
  • Lime/scale remover
  • Paint thinners
  • Lighter fluid
  • Insecticides
  • Flea and tick products
  • Rodent bait
  • Mothballs
  • Fly bait
  • Lead
  • Liquid potpourri
Harmful Foods
 
  • Chocolate
  • Gum and candy 
  • (especially “sugar free”)
  • Grapes
  • Raisins
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Avocados
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Tea leaves
  • Coffee
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Raw yeast dough
  • Spoiled foods
  • Fatty foods

Objects

  • Balls
  • Sharp objects
  • Coins
  • Buttons
  • Batteries
  • Twist ties
  • Rubber bands
  • Cotton swabs
  • Glass
  • Hair pins
  • Jewelry
  • Nylons
  • Paper clips
  • Plastic wrap
  • Yarn or needles and thread
  • Dental floss
  • Electrical cords
  • Wax
  • Socks or Underwear
  • Towels 

Common Plants

  • Aloe
  • Amaryllis
  • Andromeda Japonica
  • Asian Lily
  • Asparagus Fern
  • Australian Nut
  • Autumn Crocus
  • Azalea
  • Belladonna
  • Bird of Paradise
  • Bittersweet
  • Black Locust
  • Branching Ivy
  • Buckeye
  • Buddhist Pine
  • Caladium
  • Calla Lily
  • Castor Bean
  • Ceriman
  • Clematis
  • Cordatum
  • Corn Plant
  • Cycads
  • Cyclamen
  • Daffodil
  • Daylily
  • Devil’s Ivy
  • Dieffenbachia
  • Dumbcane
  • Easter Lily
  • Elephant Ears
  • Emerald Fern
  • English Ivy
  • Eucalyptus
  • Ferns
  • Fiddle-leaf Philodendron
  • Florida Beauty
  • Foxglove
  • Glacier Ivy
  • Gladiolas
  • Gold Dust Dracaena
  • Golden Pothos
  • Heavenly Bamboo
  • Honeysuckle
  • Hurricane Plant
  • Hyacinth
  • Hydrangea
  • Iris
  • Jerusalem Cherry
  • Jimson Weed
  • Kalanchoe
  • Lantana
  • Lilies (all Lilium species)
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Lupine
  • Marble queen
  • Morning glory
  • Mother-in-Law
  • Mountain Laurel
  • Narcissus
  • Oleander
  • Panda
  • Peace Lily
  • Philodendron
  • Poison Hemlock
  • Precatory Bean (rosary pea)
  • Privet
  • Red Emerald
  • Rhododendron
  • Ribbon Plant
  • SagPalm
  • Satin Pothos
  • Schefflera
  • Striped Dracaena
  • Sweetheart Ivy
  • Tulip
  • Water Hemlock
  • Wisteria
  • Yew
  • Yucca

Trouble Areas

  • Doors and windows
  • Balconies
  • Bathtubs and sinks
  • Toilets
  • Washer and dryer
  • Fireplaces

Outside 

  • Algae
  • Antifreeze/Coolant
  • Fire pit/Grill
  • Fences or gates
  • Deck lattice
  • Garage doors
  • Compost (particularly if moldy)
  • Gasoline
  • Oil
  • Pesticides & snail bait
  • Fertilizer
  • Pools and hot tubs 

Holiday Hazards

Valentine’s Day

  • Flowers
  • Boxes of chocolate
  • Easter
  • Fake grass
  • Small toys
  • Candy

4th of July

  • Fireworks
  • Sparklers

Halloween

  • Candles
  • Halloween treats
  • Costumes

Thanksgiving

  • Turkey bones
  • Leftovers (“people food”)

Christmas

  • Festive plants
  • Holiday tree
  • Light strands
  • Tree water
  • Ornaments
  • Decoration hooks
  • Tinsel
  • Ribbons
  • Styrofoam
  • Yuletide fire

New Year’s

  • Balloons
  • Confetti
  • All alcoholic beverages

Poisoning symptoms vary, but can include vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, tremors/seizures, bleeding for abnormal places.When you call Kittel Family Veterinary Practice or the Animal Poison Control Center, be ready with information about your pet’s age, breed, and the potential poison.

The Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) is available 24/7 to help your pet - 1-888-426-4435