What can Poison our pets?
There are a number of substances which can cause problems for your pet. If you suspect your pet has been poisoned please contact your nearest Nine Mile clinic and, if possible, be ready to provide details of the potential poison concerned.
Foods to Avoid Feeding Your Pet
Alcoholic beverages
Chocolate (all forms)
Coffee (all forms)
Fatty foods
Macadamia nuts
Mouldy or spoiled foods
Onions or onion powder
Raisins and grapes
Yeast dough
Warm Weather Hazards
Animal toxins toads, insects, spiders, snakes and scorpions
Blue-green algae in ponds
Citronella candles
Compost piles & Fertilizers
Flea products, if adminstered incorrectly or ingested
Outdoor plants and plant bulbs
Swimming-pool treatment supplies
Fly baits
Slug and snail baits containing metaldehyde
Common examples of human medications that can be potentially lethal to pets, even in small doses, include:
Pain killers
Cold medicines
Anti-cancer drugs
Diet Pills
Garden Hazards
Ice melting products
Rat & mouse bait
Common Household Hazards
Liquid potpourri
Fabric softener sheets
Post-1982 pennies (due to high concentration of zinc)
Holiday 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 most often occurs with kittens!)
Glass ornaments
Non-toxic Substances for Dogs and Cats
The following substances are considered to be non-toxic, although they may cause mild gastrointestinal upset in some animals:
Water-based paints
Toilet bowl water
Silica gel
Cat litter
Glue traps
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