Common Canine Poisons

If your dog ingests any of the following you should contact your vet immediately for details of the steps you need take to reduce the risks to your dogs health.

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Foods

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Avocado
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Mouldy or spoiled foods
  • Onions, onion powder
  • Raisins and grapes
  • Salt
  • Yeast dough
  • Garlic

Medication

  • Pain killers
  • Cold medicines
  • Anti-cancer drugs
  • Antidepressants
  • Vitamins
  • Diet Pills
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Warm Weather Hazards

  • Blue-green algae in ponds
  • Citronella candles
  • Cocoa mulch
  • Flea products
  • Slug and snail baits containing metaldehyde

Cold Weather Hazards

  • Antifreeze
  • Liquid potpourri
  • Ice melting products
  • Rat and mouse bait

Common Household Hazards

  • Fabric softener sheets
  • Mothballs

Christmas Hazards 

  • Christmas tree water (may contain fertilizers and bacteria, which, if ingested, can upset the stomach
  • Electrical cords
  • Ribbons or tinsel (can become lodged in the intestines and cause intestinal obstruction)
  • Batteries
  • Glass ornaments

Common Toxic Plants

  • Aloe 
  • Amaryllis 
  • Andromeda Japonica 
  • Asian Lily (Liliaceae) 
  • Asparagus Fern 
  • Australian Nut 
  • Autumn Crocus 
  • Avocado 
  • Azalea 

  • Bird of Paradise 
  • American Bittersweet 
  • European Bittersweet 
  • Branching Ivy 
  • Buckeye 
  • Buddist Pine 

  • Caladium 
  • Calla Lily 
  • Castor Bean 
  • Ceriman (aka Cutleaf Philodendron) 
  • Charming 
  • Diffenbachia 
  • Chinaberry Tree 
  • Chinese Evergreen 
  • Christmas Rose 
  • Clematis 
  • Cordatum 
  • Corn Plant (aka Cornstalk Plant) 
  • Cornstalk Plant (aka Corn Plant) 
  • Cutleaf Philodendron (aka Ceriman)
  • Cycads 
  • Cyclamen 

  • Daffodil 
  • Day Lily 
  • Devil's Ivy 
  • Dumb Cane 
  • Deadly Nightshade (See Nightshade) 

  • Easter Lily 
  • Elephant Ears 
  • Emerald Feather (aka Emerald Fern) 
  • Emerald Fern (aka Emerald Feather) 
  • English Ivy 

  • Fiddle-Leaf Philodendron 
  • Flamingo Plant 
  • Florida Beauty 
  • Foxglove 
  • Fruit Salad Plant 

  • Glacier Ivy 
  • Gladiolas 
  • Glory Lily 
  • Gold Dieffenbachia 
  • Gold Dust Dracaena 
  • Golden Pothos 
  • Green Gold Nephthysis 

  • Hahn's self branching English Ivy 
  • Heartleaf Philodendron 
  • Heavenly Bamboo 
  • Holly 
  • Horsehead Philodendron 
  • Hurricane Plant 
  • Hyacinth 
  • Hydrangea 

  • Iris 

  • Japanese Show Lily 
  • Japanese Yew (aka Yew) 
  • Jerusalem Cherry 

  • Kalanchoe 

  • Lace Fern 
  • Lacy Tree 
  • Lily of the Valley 

  • Macadamia Nut 
  • Madagascar Dragon Tree 
  • Marble Queen 
  • Marijuana 
  • Mauna Loa Peace Lily (aka Peace Lily) 
  • Mexican Breadfruit 
  • Mistletoe "American" 
  • Morning Glory 
  • Mother-in-Law 

  • Narcissus 
  • Needlepoint Ivy 
  • Nephthytis 
  • Nightshade 

  • Oleander 
  • Onion 
  • Orange Day Lily 

  • Panda 
  • Peace Lily (aka Maana Loa Peace Lily) 
  • Philodendron Pertusum 
  • Plumosa Fern 
  • Precatory Bean 

  • Queensland Nut 

  • Red Emerald 
  • Red Lily 
  • Red-Margined Dracaena (aka Straight-Margined Dracaena) 
  • Red Princess 
  • Rhododendron 
  • Ribbon Plant (Dracaena sanderiana) 
  • Rubrum Lily 

  • Saddle Leaf Philodendron 
  • Sago Palm 
  • Satin Pothos 
  • Schefflera 
  • Spotted Dumb Cane 
  • Stargazer Lily 
  • Striped Dracaena 
  • Sweetheart Ivy 
  • Swiss Cheese Plant 

  • Taro Vine 
  • Tiger Lily 
  • Tomato Plant 
  • Tree Philodendron 
  • Tropic Snow Dumbcane 
  • Tulip 

  • Variable Dieffenbachia 
  • Variegated Philodendron 

  • Warneckei Dracaena 
  • Wood Lily 

  • Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow 
  • Yew (aka Japanese Yew) 
  • Yucca 

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