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"What should I do if my pet has gotten into something poisonous?"

Be prepared-Have your veterinarian's phone number in a convenient location

Take immediate action-Closely monitor your pet for symptoms, collect any vomit, diarrhea, etc. Make note of any items chewed or eaten by your pet.

Bring product and packaging, if possible, to the veterinarian clinic or hospital with you.

Provide History-Give detailed events and symptoms you have observed. It is critical to have this information for your veterinarian.

Be aware-watch your pet's closely and monitor them frequently for abnormal behavior.

After care is extremely important as well, monitor them even after care has been provided. Ask your veterinarian what to watch for.

These are just a few pictures of what mouse/rat poison can look like. Many come in different shapes, colors and sizes.

Most are not within a covered box, they lay out in the open on the ground, easy for quick consumption.

If your animal has a vibrant, abnormal color of fecal and/or vomit, consult your veterinarian immediately. Keep the bag or box to give the ingredients to the veterinarian.

With summer projects; yard work, gardening, automobile maintenance, we need to stay alert and prepared.​

These items are poisonous to your pet!


Top Cat Poisons (not limited to)                                            

Topical spot-on insecticides
Household Cleaners
Insoluble Oxalate Plants (e.g., Dieffenbachia, Philodendron, etc.)
Human and Veterinary NSAIDs
Cold and Flu Medication (e.g., Tylenol)
Glow Sticks
ADD/ADHD Medications/Amphetamines
Mouse and Rat Poison

Top Dog Poisons (not limited to)
Mouse and Rat Poisons (rodenticides)
Vitamins and Minerals (e.g., Vitamin D3, iron, etc.)
NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.)
Cardiac Medications (e.g., calcium channel blockers, beta-blockers, etc.)
Cold and Allergy Medications (e.g., pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine, etc.)
Antidepressants (e.g., selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors)
Acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol)
Caffeine Pills


Item                                                    Symptoms

Products Containing                         Can cause seizures and liver failure.
Xylitol: Note This is in many items that do not seem dangerous. Such as: some peanut butter, some gums and candies

Chocolate/coffee                              Can cause vomiting, diarrhea,

                                                            hyperactivity, high heart rate, tremors,

                                                            seizures and even death.

Alcohol                                               Can cause vomiting, drunkenness, coma

                                                            and death.

Avocado                                             Can be fatal to birds and rabbits. Can cause

                                                             vomiting and diarrhea in dogs.

Macadamia Nuts                               Can cause temporary hind leg weakness,

                                                              paralysis and tremors in dogs.

Grapes/Raisins                                   Can cause kidney failure.

Raw Yeast Bread Dough                   Can cause bloat and drunkenness.

Onions/Garlic                                      Can cause vomiting and red blood cell