Keeping Your Pet Safe From Toxins

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Hazardous Summertime Foods for Pets

Drool-worthy summertime goodies are extremely tempting to our dogs and cats.

Summertime Pet Poisoning Hazards

Summertime Pet Poisoning Hazards

Are you aware of several overlooked summertime toxins that can threaten the lives of your four-legged companions? Get educated on these toxins and pet proof your house.

10 Toxic Summertime Plants

10 Toxic Summertime Plants

Inspired to banish dull winter months with bright, blossoming plants? We asked the Pet Poison Helpline to help identify the most toxic summertime plants for pets.

Lily Plant Dangers and Pets

Lily Plant Dangers and Pets

Lilies are popular plants with large, colorful flowers. They can be extremely deadly to pets, particularly cats. Identifying which are toxic is important to your pet’s safety.

Teflon Poisoning in Birds

Teflon Poisoning in Birds

Whether you're a first-time avian owner or an experienced one, did you know nonstick pans are your bird's worst enemy? Learn more about this silent, deadly killer of all species of birds.

Poison Ivy and Pets

Poison Ivy and Pets

A fun, outdoor adventure can quickly escalate to physical misery (for us) when our dogs inadvertently meander through poison ivy. Learn how to avoid contact exposure.

Household Pet Toxins Infographic

Household Pet Toxins Infographic

Pets can gain easy access to cleaning solutions, antifreeze, fragrance sprays and other common household chemicals. Keep these hazardous items out of reach.

Spring Garden Safety for Pets

Spring Garden Safety for Pets

Before planting your spring garden, it's important to remember some plants that make our gardens and yards beautiful can make our animal companions sick or worse.

Protect Pets from Pesticides and Rodenticides

Protect Pets from Pesticides and Rodenticides

You can protect pets from poisons in pesticides and rodenticides by learning what to avoid using, how to store them safely and what to do in case of an emergency.

Flea Treatment or Dangerous Pesticide?

Flea Treatment or Dangerous Pesticide?

Faux pet flea treatments, packaged in cartons designed to look like familiar name-brand products, are illegally imported into the U.S. and can pose serious health risks for pets.

Pets and Toxic Plants

Pets and Toxic Plants

More than 700 plants have been identified as producers of physiologically active or toxic substances that are dangerous to pets. The effects can range from mild nausea to death.

Toxic Plants and Pets Infographic

Toxic Plants and Pets Infographic

Did you know there are more than 700 plants that produce physiologically active or toxic substances that are dangerous to pets? We've identified some of the more common plants.

Gardens and Pet Toxicity

Gardens and Pet Toxicity

Changing seasons also bring budding poisons and blossoming allergies in the form of plants and flowers. Follow these simple tips to make sure that your pet stays safe and healthy.