Pet Poisons and Toxins

Prevent Pet Poisoning Emergencies

Top 10 Pet Toxins

What are the most common toxins for cats and dogs? Get the scoop on which toxicities are frequently reported to the Pet Poison Helpline.

Garden Dangers for Pets

Toxic Fertilizer

In addition to poisonous plants, gardens can pose a number of poisoning hazards. Be a garden guardian and keep these substances out of your pet’s reach.

Poisoning First Aid Kit

First aid kit items

A pet poisoning first aid kit can be very useful in case you suspect your pet has accidentally ingested a toxic substance. Keeping these items on hand will make it easier for you to work with the veterinary experts.

Poisoned Pets

Puppy sitting next to a toy ambulance

It’s important that in the event your pet is poisoned, you keep a level head so that you can properly assess the situation and communicate clearly with your veterinarian. Here are some other life-saving tips to help you with your pet.

Toxic Food for Pets

Fatty foods can be dangerous for you pet

Sharing just a bite of food off your plate with your pet is harmless, right? Wrong. Many human foods can be dangerous — even deadly — to dogs and cats.

Toxic Meds for Pets

Open pill bottle with a variety of medications pouring out

Whether your pet overdoses on, has an adverse reaction to, or accidentally ingests medication, drug toxicity is a serious matter. Human and pet medications both pose risks to pets. Make sure you know what to avoid when it comes to your pet.

Toxic Plants for Pets

Toxic plants and flowers

They may be pretty, but some plants are poisonous — even deadly. As little as a single leaf from any lily variety can be lethal to cats. Find out what other plants you and your pets should avoid.

Household Toxins for Pets

Collection of household cleaners

Cleaning solutions, antifreeze, fragrance sprays and other common household chemicals are often stored in places where pets can gain easy access. Here’s a list of toxic household chemicals you should keep away from your pets.