Household Items and Foods that are Toxic to Dogs

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Household items and foods that are toxic to dogs – click HERE to learn more about these items, common examples, and symptoms of a poisoning.


Alcohol, Apricot, Avocado, Bread dough, Caffeine, Cherries, Chocolate, Currants, Garlic, Grapes, Hops (beer), Macadamia nuts, Moldy foods (duhhh), Mushrooms, Onions, Peach pits, Play dough, Potato (green), Raisins, Salt, Star fruit, Xylitol (sugar free gum, etc).


Below is the updated information for your article from Dr. Tina Wismer, medical director at the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center:

While avocado is toxic to some animals, in dogs and cats, we do not expect to see serious signs of illness. In some dogs and cats, mild stomach upset may occur if the animal eats a significant amount of avocado flesh or peel. Ingestion of the pit can lead to obstruction in the gastrointestinal tract which is a serious situation requiring urgent veterinary care.  Avocado is sometimes included in pet foods for nutritional benefit. We would generally not expect avocado meal or oil present in commercial pet foods to pose a hazard to dogs and cats. Birds, rabbits, and some large animals are especially sensitive to avocados, as they can have respiratory distress, congestion, fluid accumulation around the heart, and even death from consuming avocado.” ~ Katherine Lindquist, ASPCA


Bone Meal, Blood Meal, Fertilizers

Garage Items

Antifreeze, Rat poison, Insecticide, Gasoline, Kerosene, Engine oils, Windshield wiper fluid, Mole or Gopher bait, Lighter fluid

Garden Items

Weed killer


Ephedra, Pennyroyal Oil, Tea tree oil, Marijuauna (some feel that it’s a drug, others that it’s a herbal)

Household Items

Acid, Batteries, Detergents, Firestarter logs, fireworks, Flouride, Glow jewelry (like a Raves), Gorilla glue, Hand sanitizer, Liquid potpourri, Matches, Mothballs, Paintballs, Pine oil, Super glue, Tinsel, Hand warmers


Advil, Aleve, Motrin, Tylenol, Birth control, Prozac, Xanax, Ritalin, Adderal, Ambien, and so many more that you need to go to read the complete list.


Black widow spiders, Brown recluse spiders, Coral snake, Hornets, Rattlesnake, Scorpions, Toads,


Azalea, Baby’s breath, Calla lily, Clematis, Daffodils…

Wow! Another long list that requires you to go to the ASPCA to read the complete list.

Household items and foods that are toxic to dogs – click HERE to learn more about these items, common examples, and symptoms of a poisoning.

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