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Pets Beware: Poison Prevention Month

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Pets Beware: Poison Prevention Month

March is designated as Pet Poison Prevention Month, a time for dog and cat owners to take into account that some common household products, and lawn and garden repellents, may be harmful to domestic animals and cause violent illnesses. Pet owners should be aware of the common toxins that Pet Poison Helpline gets calls about on a daily basis and how to prevent pets from ingesting these common home goods. 

Common pet poisons in the kitchen: Food and Drink

  1. Chocolate, Coffee and Caffeine
  2. Vitamins and Minerals including iron
  3. Alcohol
  4. Citrus (lemons, oranges)
  5. Grapes and Raisins
  6. Nuts and other salty snacks
  7. Milk and other dairy products (ice cream, yogurt, etc.)
  8. Onions and Garlic
  9. Coconut
  10. Yeast Rolls
  11. Carpet Freshener and Shampoo
  12. Toilet Cleaners
  13. Vinegar and water
  14. Fabric softener sheets
  15. Bleach
  16. Cold and flu medications
  17. Antidepressant
  18. Holly (remember this during the Christmas season)
  19. Aloe (remember this in the summer months)
  20. Tulips
  21. Lilies
  22. Azaleas
  23. Branching Ivy
  24. Gladiola
  25. Iris
  26. Mums
  27. Rhubarb
  28. Boxwood
  29. Buckeye
  30. Buckwheat
  31. California Ivy
  32. Chives
  33. Fig
  34. Hydrangeas
  35. Indian hemp
  36. Lemon Grass 
  37. Leek

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  • Jenn Smith
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