Household Toxins

Common Household Dangers

Items commonly found around the house can present a real danger to our small animal pets. Due to their smaller body weight and different abilities to metabolize chemicals from us, pets often cannot safely take in medications or foods that we consider perfectly safe for us. Some examples include:

Grapes and Raisins, Chocolate, Caffeine, Xylitol (sugar free sweetener found in gums and candy), Onions, Marijuana, Acetaminophen in cats and Ibuprofen in both species, and numerous prescription medications or recreational drugs.

Other non-edible items commonly found around the house (which our pets sometimes make edible!) include:

Ethylene Glycol (antifreeze, all types) and other Glycol containing shower cleaners, All parts of Lilly sp. plants, Rhododendron sp., Rat poisons or Baits (all types).

An ounce of prevention is indeed worth a pound of cure, keep your home pet proofed!