Top 10 Toxins and Poisons for Dogs and Cats

March 9, 2017

Top 10 Toxins for Dogs and Cats

Get smart about these top toxins and poisons– keep them safely away from your cats and dogs.

Top 10 Toxins and Poisons for Dogs

  1. Chocolate
  2. Mouse and rat poisons (rodenticides)
  3. Vitamins and minerals, especially Vitamin D and Iron
  4. Human and veterinary pain relievers
  5. Heart medications (e.g., calcium channel blockers, beta blockers)
  6. Cold and allergy medications (e.g., pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine)
  7. Antidepressants (e.g., selective seratonin)
  8. Xylitol (a sweetener found in sugar-free gum and other low-calorie foods)
  9. Acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol)
  10. Caffeine pills

Top 10 Toxins and Poisons for Cats

  1. Topical, spot-on insecticides
  2. Household cleaners
  3. Antidepressants (e.g., selective seratonin)
  4. Lilies of all kinds
  5. Insoluble oxalate plants (e.g., Philodendron, dieffenbachia, elephant’s ear)
  6. Human and veterinary pain relievers
  7. Acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol)
  8. Glow sticks
  9. ADD/ADHD medications/ amphetamines
  10. Mouse and rat poisons (rodenticides)

Watch These Short Videos on Toxicities and Poisons for More Information

To learn more about these common and deadly substances, watch these four short videos on Pet Toxins from Dr. Robert Wood.

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