Danger to Dogs

 

Certain foods and household products can be dangerous to dogs!

It’s only natural for dogs to be curious. But their curiosity can get them into trouble when they get into areas where you store household items such as medicine and detergents. Many common household items that you use everyday can be harmful, and sometimes even lethal, to your dog.

 

Foods that are harmful to your dog that may cause vomiting, abdominal pain and/or diarrhea:

Wild cherry

Almond

Apricot

Balsam Pear

Japanese Plum

 

Foods that are harmful to your dog that may cause varied reactions:

Yeast dough

Raisins

Coffee grounds

Chocolate

Macadamia nuts

Pear and peach kernels

Tomato and potato leaves and stems

Mushrooms (if also toxic to humans)

Avocados

Rhubarb

Onions and onion powder

Spinach

Grapes

Alcohol

 

Symptoms of possible poisoning are: vomiting, diarrhea, difficult breathing, abnormal urine (color, aroma or odor, frequency, etc.), salivation, weakness. If your dog should ingest harmful chemicals, contact a veterinarian or poison control center immediately.

 

Common household items that are harmful to your dog:

Acetaminophen

Kerosene

Antifreeze and other car fluids

Matches

Bleach and cleaning fluids

Mothballs

Boric acid

Nail polish and remover

Deodorants

Paint

Deodorizers

Prescription and

Detergents

non-prescription medicine

De-icing salts

Rat poison

Disinfectants

Rubbing alcohol

Drain cleaners

Shoe polish

Furniture polish

Sleeping pills

Gasoline

Snail or slug bait

Hair colorings

Turpentine

Weed killers

Windshield-wiper fluid

Insecticides

 

 

For more information about responsible

dog ownership, visit the AKC web site at: www.akc.org

 

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