Friday, March 20, 2015

Dog Health – Poisons & Dangers


·         Rx and non Rx meds       Dietary supplements      Household cleaners       
·         toilet bowl sanitizers      Cosmetics                           Perfumes
·         electric cords                     wires                                     trash cans
·         pest control                        coins                                      some children’s toys
·         pins                                        tacks                                      needles
·         small objects                      string or thread                 some fabric


·         Pesticides            Herbicides           Insecticides        Weed killers       Rodent traps      slug bait
·         Beetle traps       plants                    snakes                  Spiders                 insects                  scorpions
·         Broken fence     loose fence        stray animals      wild animals       broken glass       nails


·         Antifreeze          gasoline               paint                      Car cleaners      
·         fiberglass             cellulose              Paint thinner      insulation           
·         sharp blades      tools                      other gadgets   

Dog Health – Poisonous Foods
·         Chocolate                            onions                  tobacco
·         Raisins                                  grapes                  caffeine              
·         Avocado                              alcohol                  macadamia nuts
·         Baby food                           raw egg                                raw meat
·         Garlic                                     milk                        yeast bread dough

*Some foods listed may not be actually considered poisonous. However some experts don’t recommend them for dogs for varying reasons. When in doubt the best thing to do is seek your vet’s advice. (It’s better to be safe than sorry.)

Dog Health - Poisonous Plants
·         American blue flag                                          Bachelor’s button
·         Barberry                                                              Bog iris
·         Boxwood                                                             Buttercup
·         Cherry pits                                                          Chinese arbor
·         Chokecherry                                                      Climbing lily
·         Crown of thorns                                               Elderberry berries
·         Elephant ear                                                      English ivy
·         False acacia                                                         Fern
·         Foxglove                                                              Hellebore
·         Herb of grace                                                     Holly
·         Horse chestnut                                                 Irish bulbs
·         Japanese yew                                                   Jerusalem cherry
·         Jimson weed                                                     Lily of the valley
·         Marigold                                                              Milkwort
·         Mistletoe berries                                             Monkshood
·         Mullein                                                                 Narcissus
·         Peony                                                                   Persian ivy
·         Rhododendron                                                 Rhubarb
·         Shallon                                                                 Siberian iris
·         Solomon’s seal                                                  Star of Bethlehem
·         Water lily                                                             Wisteria
·         Wood spurge                                                     Yew

Disclaimer – In no way am I claiming to be an expert on these topics. These are only informational articles written to help dog owners. It’s recommended that you always do your own research and consult with your veterinarian for more detailed information. 

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