Household Items That Can Poison Your Dog

The holiday season is here!  And in addition to all the excitement, fun, and cheer that are a part of our celebrations, there’s also a level of stress and extra requirements (shopping, cooking, social events!) that can not only take away your energy, but also your FOCUS

And because of that, this is the time of year when we hear a lot more stories about dogs ingesting things that they shouldn’t!  Some innocuous (your ‘everything bagel’), and some serious (your Aunt’s bottle of Xanax that she left in her open purse in your foyer….)

Below is a fairly comprehensive list of items that are poisonous to dogs. It’s not complete, as listing every toxic item in the world would require an entire website, but it’s a good overview. 

In the event that your dog ingests anything that you suspect is poisonous, please immediately call your vet, your local 24/7 veterinary emergency clinic, or a poison control hotline. 

5-fluorouracil (5-FU)

ACE-inhibitors 

Acetaminophen 

Ambien 

Amphetamines 

Antibiotics Topical 

Baclofen

Antidepressants 

Antihistamines

Aspirin

Asthma Inhaler

Benzodiazepines 

Beta-blockers 

Calcipotriene 

Calcium Channel Blockers

Calcium Supplements 

Camphor Topical 

Carprofen

Corticosteroids

Cough Medicine

Decongestants

Deramaxx

Diuretic

Effexor 

EtoGesic

Firocoxib

Flea and Tick Medications

Ibuprofen

Imidazoline

Isoniazid

Ivermectin

Lunesta

Meloxicam

Methionine

Moxidectin

Naproxen

Nicotine

NSAIDs

Opioids & Opiates

Phenylpropanolamine

Pimobendan

Sleep Aids

Thyroid

Tick Collar

Vitamins

Alcohol

Apricot

Avocado

Bread Dough

Caffeine

Cherry

Chives

Chocolate

Currants

Garlic

Grapes

Green Potato

Hops

Horse Beans

Java Bean

Leeks

Macadamia Nuts

Moldy Food (Mycotoxins)

Mushrooms

Onions

Peach Pits

Play Dough (Homemade)

Raisins

Rhubarb

Salt

Tomato

Xylitol

Acids

Alkalis

Amitraz

Antifreeze

Batteries

Bromethalin

Cholecalciferol

Detergents

Firestarter Logs

Fireworks

Fluoride

Gasoline

Glow Jewelry

Gorilla Glue

Hand Sanitizer (Ethanol)

Herbicides

Hydrocarbons

Kerosene

Liquid Potpourri

Long-acting Anticoagulants

Matches

Mothballs

Mouse and Rat Poison

Paintballs

Paraquat

Pesticides

Petroleum Distillates

Phosphides

Pine Oil

Propylene Glycol

Tinsel

Windshield Wiper Fluid

Black Widow Spider

Brown Recluse Spider

Coral Snake

Hornets

Rattlesnake

Scorpions

Spiders

Toads

Carbon Monoxide

Cocaine

Marijuana

Coins

Hand Warmers

Iron

Lead

Zinc

Ephedra

Pennyroyal Oil

Bone Meal & Blood Meal

Fertilizers

Metaldehyde

Organophosphates

Pyrethrins & Pyrethroids

If You Suspect Your Pet Has Been Poisoned, Please Contact One Of The Numbers Below Or Contact Your Veterinarian Or Animal Hospital:

National Poison Control

800-222-1222

A.S.P.C.A.
Animal Poison Control

888-426-4435

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