Products and Plants Harmful to Pets

Prevent Pet Poisonings

Foods You Should Not Feed Your Pet

Don’t assume that foods safe for humans are safe for pets. Do not feed your pet:

  • Alcohol
  • Avocados
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Fatty foods
  • Garlic
  • Grapes
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Onions
  • Raisins
  • Salt
  • Yeast Dough
  • Products with Xylitol

Medications Harmful to Pets

Do not give your pet any medication that was prescribed for a human. Common medications that can be harmful to pets, even if given in small doses, include:

  • Antibiotics (unless specifically prescribed for your pet)
  • Antidepressants
  • Cancer Drugs
  • Cold Medicines
  • Diet Pills
  • Painkillers (aspirin, ibuprofen, acetaminophen, morphine, etc.)
  • Vitamins

Household Products Harmful to Pets

Common household products can be very dangerous for both children and pets. Common poisons include:

  • Ant Traps
  • Antifreeze
  • Batteries
  • Cigarettes
  • Cleaning Products
  • Dishwashing Detergent
  • Fabric Softener Sheets
  • Fertilizers, Herbicides and Insecticides
  • Gasoline
  • Hair Removal Products
  • Ice-melting Products
  • Liquid Potpourri
  • Medications
  • Mothballs
  • Mouthwash
  • Nail Polish Remover
  • Outdoor Products
  • Pennies
  • Rat and Mouse Bait