Poison Safe House


Foods to Avoid Feeding Your Pet

 
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Avocado
  • Chocolate (all forms)
  • Coffee (all forms)
 
  • Fatty foods
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Moldy or spoiled foods
  • Onions, onion powder
 
  • Raisins and grapes
  • Salt
  • Yeast dough
  • Products sweetened with xylitol
 

Warm Weather Hazards

 
  • Animal toxins—toads, insects, spiders, snakes and scorpions
  • Blue-green algae in ponds
  • Citronella candles
  • Cocoa mulch
 
  • Compost piles Fertilizers
  • Flea products (products not intended for ingestion / chemicals to control fleas in yard)
  • Outdoor plants and plant bulbs
 
  • Swimming-pool treatment supplies
  • Fly baits containing methomyl
  • Slug and snail baits containing metalde
 

Medication

Common examples of human medications that can be potentially lethal to pets, even in small doses, include:
 
  • Pain killers
  • Cold medicines
 
  • Anti-cancer drugs
  • Antidepressants
 
  • Vitamins
  • Diet Pills
 

Cold Weather Hazards

 
  • Antifreeze
  • Liquid potpourri
 
  • Ice melting products
 
  • Rat and mouse bait
 

Common Household Hazards

 
  • Fabric softener sheets
 
  • Mothballs
 
  • Post-1982 pennies (due to high concentration of zinc)