What substances are toxic for my pet?

October 27th, 2015 by admin

Different foods, plants, and substances are toxic for different pets (e.g. something toxic for a cat may not be toxic for a dog, and vice versa). Click here for a list of pet toxins from the Pet Poison Helpline to find out what is toxic for your pet.

What common foods are toxic for my pet?

  • Grapes or raisins
  • Garlic, Chinese chive, or anything from the Allium vegetable family
  • Onions (from the Allium family but they deserve their own line here!)
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Xylitol (found in chewing gum, many sugar-free baked goods, and some peanut butters)
  • Bones of any type
  • Raw fish and bones
  • Peaches with the pit or any stone fruit
  • Chocolate
  • Avocados
  • Moldy cheese or nuts
  • Yeast dough
  • Alcohol
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Prescription and non-prescription drugs and medications

If you think your pet may have ingested something potentially toxic to them, call our 24/7 emergency number 905-855-2100 right away.

If are bringing your pet to an emergency veterinary hospital because of something they ate, try to bring in a sample to help the vet more quickly determine the right treatment.

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