Top 10 Pet Toxins

Dog Toxins and Poisons

The most common calls received by Pet Poison Helpline for dog toxicities are:

  1. Chocolate
  2. Insect bait stations
  3. Rodenticides (mouse and rat poison)
  4. Fertilizers
  5. Xylitol-containing products such as sugar-free gums and candies
  6. Ibuprofen (Advil® or Motrin® in brand name or generic form)
  7. Acetaminophen (Tylenol® in brand name or generic form)
  8. Silica gel packs
  9. Amphetamines, such as ADD/ADHD drugs
  10. Household cleaners

Cat Toxins and Poisons

The most common calls received by Pet Poison Helpline for cat toxicities are:

  1. Lilies
  2. Canine permethrin insecticides (topical flea and tick medicine for dogs)
  3. Household cleaners
  4. Rodenticides (mouse and rat poison)
  5. Paints and varnishes
  6. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory veterinary medications such as meloxicam, Rimadyl®, and Deramaxx®
  7. Glow sticks/glow jewelry
  8. Amphetamines, such as ADD/ADHD drugs
  9. Acetaminophen (Tylenol® in brand name or generic form)
  10. Ibuprofen (Advil® or Motrin® in brand name or generic form)

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