Common Foods that are Poisonous to your Dog

If your dog eats any of the foods listed below, contact your vet or ASCPA Animal Poison Control Center Hotline 888-426-4435. A $55 consultation fee may be applied to your credit card.

If your dog has a HomeAgain microchip and is registered with the new and improved HomeAgain which costs $14.99 a year, you may call HomeAgain at 1-888-466-3242 and Animal Poison control will be called and the $55 fee waived.

There he is, man's best friend, looking at you longingly with those big brown eyes while you enjoy a snack. He follows your hand-to-mouth action with the precision of a cobra ready to pounce. Finally you give him "just a taste." Or you leave food on the counter, or the pantry door is left open or the garbage can is left unguarded for a few minutes and your dog decides to help himself to a tasty treat. Seems harmless enough, but many foods eaten by humans can cause big trouble and even death for dogs.

If your dog eats any of the foods listed below, contact your vet or ASCPA Animal Poison Control Center Hotline 888-426-4435. A $55 consultation fee may be applied to your credit card.

Alcoholic beverages
Apple seeds
Apricot seeds
Avocados
Cherry seeds
Chocolate
Coffee including grounds and beans
Garlic
Grapes and Raisins (small amounts have caused death in some dogs)
Hops (used in home beer brewing)
Macadamia nuts
Moldy or spoiled food
Mushroom plants
Mustard seeds
Onions or onion powder
Peach pits
Potato leaves or stems
Rhubarb leaves
Salt
Sugarless candy and gum containing Xylitol
Tea
Tomato leaves and stems
Walnuts
Yeast dough

Other items that are Poisonous to your Dog

Warm Weather Hazards
Animal toxins - toads, insects, spiders, snakes and scorpions
Blue-green algae in ponds
Citronella candles
Cocoa mulch
Compost piles fertilizers
Flea products
Outdoor plants and plant bulbs
Swimming-pool treatment supplies
Fly baits containing methomyl
Slug and snail baits containing metaldehyde

Medication
Common examples of human medications that can be potentially lethal to pets, even in small doses, include:
Ibuprofen, aspirin
Acetaminophen
Cold medicines
Anticancer drugs
Antidepressants
Vitamins
Diet pills

Cold Weather Hazards
Antifreeze
Liquid potpourri
Ice-melting products
Rat and mouse bait

Common Household Hazards
Fabric softener sheets
Mothballs
Post-1982 pennies (due to high concentration of zinc)
Batteries
Bread twist ties
Cotton swabs

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!)
Batteries
Glass ornaments

Nontoxic Substances for Dogs and Cats
The following substances are considered to be nontoxic, although they may cause mild gastrointestinal upset in some animals:
Water-based paints
Toilet bowl water
Silica gel
Poinsettia
Cat litter
Glue traps
Glow jewelry

Ten Most Common Poisonous Plants
Marijuana
Sago Palm
Lilies
Tulip/Narcissus bulbs
Azalea/Rhododendron
Oleander
Castor Bean
Cyclamen
Balanchine
Yew