Spring is in the air and that gets most humans out into the yard to grill or garden. We also like to get into the garage and around the rest of the house for little spring cleaning. This allows our pets to join us, and be expose to some toxic substances. We need to keep them safe so here is a list with links to common pet toxins around the home.
Please keep these away from dogs, cats and any pet and have a happy safe spring with your best friend.
Plants & Foods
Alcohol Mushrooms Avocado
Fatty Foods Walnuts Macadamia Nuts
Essential Oils and Liquid Potpourri Oleander(shrub)
Poinsettia Foxglove Tomato vine
Philodendron Lily-of-the-valley Marijuana (THC)
Algae (Blue/Green) Mistletoe Azalea, rhododendron
Most Lilies (Cats)
Drugs & Pills
Tylenol – especially in cats
Aspirin – in high doses
Aleve- in very low doses (only 1-2 tablets)
Fleet Enema – in cats
Most human prescriptions
Fertilizers Flea dips/sprays
Gasoline Walnut husks
Many household detergents & disinfectants Mothballs
Paint and Varnish Cocoa Mulch
If your pet does come in contact with or ingests anything on this list please call and go to the nearest veterinary or veterinary emergency hospital. Take the package or any remaining product with you for the veterinarian to see. Call ASPCA Poison Control Hotline 888-426-4435 | Pet Poison Helpline 800-213-6680 on your way in to the hospital.