Poisonous Household Items

Bathroom Products

  • Acetaminophen
  • Aftershave
  • Aspirin
  • Bleach
  • Deodorant
  • Disinfectant
  • Drain Cleaner
  • Hair Dye
  • Laxatives
  • Mineral Spirits
  • Nail Polish
  • Nail Polish Remover
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Sleeping Pills
  • Soaps
  • Sunscreen
  • Tanning Lotion
  • Toilet Cleaner

Garage Products

  • Antifreeze
  • Boric Acid
  • Brake Fluid
  • Carburetor Cleaner
  • Cleaning Fluid
  • Detergents
  • Fungicides
  • Gasoline
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Kerosene
  • Lead
  • Mothballs
  • Paint
  • Rat Poison
  • Snail & Slug Bait
  • Tar & Turpentine
  • Windshield Wiper Fluid

Other General Products

  • Bleach
  • Cleaning Products
  • Deotdorizers
  • Dye
  • Funiture Polish
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Mothballs
  • Shoe Polish
  • Tide Pods
  • Wood Preservatives
  • Items containing Zinc – nuts & bolts, pennies made in 1982 or later, these will sit in the stomach and slowly poison them

Plants that Are Poisonous to Pets

Flowering Plants

  • Amaryllis
  • Andromeda
  • Azalea
  • Buttercup
  • Climbing Lily
  • Crown of Thorns
  • Daffodil Bulbs
  • Daphne
  • Delphinium
  • Fox Glove
  • Heliotrope
  • Hyacinth Bulbs
  • Hydrangea
  • Iris Bulbs
  • Laburnum
  • Lakspur
  • Marigold
  • Monkshood
  • Narcissus Bulbs
  • Oleander
  • Rhodedendron
  • Tulip Bulbs
  • Wisteria

Shrubs/Weeds/Ivy

  • Arrow Grass
  • Boxwood
  • Caladium
  • Caster Bean
  • Dieffenbachia
  • Dumb Cane
  • Elephant Ear
  • English Ivy
  • Fox Tail
  • Japanese Yew
  • Jimson Weed
  • Laurel
  • Locoweed
  • Marijuana
  • Milkweed
  • Philodendron
  • Poison Ivy
  • Poinsettias
  • Privet
  • Sago Palm
  • Snow on the Mountain
  • Stinging Nettle
  • Tobacco
  • Yew

Berries/Fungus/Nuts

  • Apple Seeds
  • Apricots
  • Avocado
  • Bittersweet Berries
  • Cherry Pits
  • Chokecherry Berries
  • Elderberry
  • Garlic
  • Grapes
  • Holly
  • Hops
  • Jasmine Berries
  • Jerusalem Cherry
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Mistletoe
  • Mushrooms
  • Nightshade Berry
  • Onions
  • Peaches
  • Potatoes (Green)
  • Raisins
  • Rhubarb
  • Star Fruit
  • Walnut

Know the Signs of Poisoning

  • Excessive Salivation
  • Breathing Difficulty
  • Excitability
  • Loss of Consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Important Info to Gather to Call Your Emergency Vet

  • What time did the poisoning occur?
    • Knowing the amount of time that your pet was exposed can help a vet determine how to treat them
  • What substance were they exposed to?
    • Take all packages, bottles, and labels with you so that the vet can read the MSDS data and create a plan of action
  • Did they vomit?
    • If your pet has vomited, take a sample of the vomit with you in a ziploc bag so that it can be tested if necessary
  • Contact your Vet!
    • They will be able to give you a plan of action if they feel there are steps that need to be taken before transporting them to the office/hospital

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