Watch Out for These Top 10 Household Toxins for Dogs and Cats!

March 19th, 2017 by Daniel Mudrick

It’s Pet Poison Prevention Week from March 19-25, which means it’s the right time to remind ourselves of the pet poisons easily accessible in our homes!

Dogs and cats love to get into everything – especially things that aren’t so good for them. That’s why it’s important for pet parents to know which substances are truly toxic to our pets.

If you think your pet may have ingested any of these toxins, it’s critical to call your emergency veterinarian hospital immediately (our 24/7 emergency number is 905-855-2100). The vet clinic will give you instructions to bring your pet in for emergency care. Please always bring the item that you think your pet got into when you come in.

Top 10 Household Dog Poisons

Top 10 Household Dog Poisons

Top 10 Household Cat Poisons

Top 10 Household Cat Poisons

You should also check out our blog listing the top foods NEVER to give your pet (for example, watch out for the ingredient Xylitol found in some peanut butters, some baked goods, chewing gum, etc.).

You’ll notice a lot of those pet poisons are medications – you should never give your pet medication meant for humans! There are a lot of medications we can take that our pets can’t. Always make sure you clear any medication with your veterinarian before giving it to your dog or cat.

If your pet has eaten something that you’re not sure about, visit the Pet Poison Helpline to see a full list of pet toxins and how serious they are. Or, call your vet and ask!


Has your dog or cat ingested a pet toxin? Call us right now at 905-855-2100. If you have any questions about pet toxins or keeping your pets safe, don’t hesitate to ask us!

Is your cat anxious and stressed about vet visits? Get our free tip sheet for transporting your nervous cat to the vet!

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About Daniel Mudrick

I'm the owner and founder of Clarkson Village Animal Hospital, a state-of-the-art veterinary hospital that's open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Clarkson Village Animal Hospital has always been a dream of mine, and by caring for one patient at a time, the hospital has continued to grow. During those rare times when I'm not at the hospital, I'm at yoga, hiking, gardening, and spending time with my family. I also enjoy reading to stay current on the most recent advances in veterinary medicine.

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