Common Household Dangers for Pets

Common Household Items That Are Dangerous To Pets

People Food Items that are toxic or could cause serious health issues (this list is just a sampling of items):
  1. Alcohol
  2. Avocado
  3. Caffeine
  4. Chocolate
  5. Coffee and coffee grounds
  6. Garlic
  7. Grapes
  8. Onion
  9. Raisins
  10. Items that use Xylitol (a popular sweetener in sugar-free items)
Household Items that may be toxic or a choking hazard:
  1. Antifreeze
  2. Bait traps
  3. Batteries
  4. Coins/loose change
  5. Drain cleaner
  6. Insecticide
  7. Paint
  8. Pool chemicals
  9. Rat poison
  10. Snail poison
Common Plants that are dangerous:
  1. Azalea
  2. Daffodil
  3. Hyacinth
  4. Lily
  5. Mistletoe
  6. Oleander
  7. Poinsettia
  8. Sago Palm
  9. Tulip
This list is just a sampling, and is in no way a complete or comprehensive listing of items that could harm your pet. If your pet ingests any of these items, call your vet, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Hotline at (888)-426-4435, or the Kansas State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital at (785)-532-5679

The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) is your best resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you think your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call (888) 426-4435. A $65 consultation fee may be applied to your credit card.

The Kansas State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital offers a FREE 24-hour poison control hotline for pet owners as well as veterinarians. The vet teaching hospital asks for your patience when you call, as the person answering the phone may need to take a few minutes to consult with the vet on duty.
Here is hoping you find these tips helpful and keep your pet safe!