Skip to comments.26 Household Items Poisonous to Cats & Dogs
Posted on 03/19/2013 8:28:22 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows
It can happen to even the best pet owners. You turn around for one second and the dog is into the chocolate that was sitting on the counter, or the cat has discovered the Easter lily you thought was safely out of the way.
"We just don't realize how determined our pets are to eat the things they shouldn't," says Dr. Tina Wismer, DVM, medical director for the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center.
See Also: 6 Human Foods to NEVER Feed Your Pet
Of the more than 180,000 cases that the organization handled in 2012, most of them involved pets who'd ingested human prescriptions. "Many children with ADHD don't want to take their medications, so they leave pills on their plates, where pets can get at them," Dr. Wismer says. "Even nonprescription medications, such as ibuprofen, can be a problem because many brands have a sweet coating, so it's like candy for dogs."
As part of National Poison Prevention Week (March 17-23), Vetstreet has compiled an A to Z list of some common pet poisons that should be on your radar. This list is not all-inclusive, so for more information on these and many other toxins, check out the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center website and talk with your vet.
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Grandchildren are required to be at least 12 and have both firearms and knife badges before entering.
My dogs eat pretty much everything with no problems.
Squirrels have clobbered both my seed feeder and suet feeder two days in a row now.
Thanks for this list. Hopefully I’ll have some dead squirrels by tomorrow.
Do you really want your cats to evolve?
Lets let them give my MIL cooking a try
Where is this information in the article?
Our late, greatly missed Golden Retriever, Prior Lake Jake somehow got into a full bag of Hershey’s Kisses and consumed nearly the entire bag.
Although chocolate is supposedly poisonous to dogs, this meal didn’t seem to bother Jake.
There was quite a bit of tinfoil in his kennel, tho...
That’s what our vet said.
Jake hit 115 pounds at 18 months. He nearly tipped over our boat jumping for a duck north of the Twin Cities. The other duck hunters nicknamed him lard a**...
The vet suggested cutting his ration a tad. He looked better at 95 pounds but was still a big dog.
My dogs get a fair amount of onions with their food and it doesn’t bother them.
Sounds like he was a good dog. RIP.
Google ‘Cravendale’ and ‘Opposible thumbs’.
My late Golden, Terra, did this when she was being boarded over Thanksgiving one year. The kennel was over full, and the owner liked my dog and allowed her to have the run of the office during the day. She went into the owner’s house over night. Terra discovered the owner’s stash of Hershey’s kisses under the desk and ate the whole bag. No harm, thank goodness.
I’m told that it didn’t bother her because it was milk chocolate, and she was an 85 lb dog. Had it been dark chocolate and she was a 45 lb dog, the results might have been different.
This article makes me sad, however, because I’d developed the habit of removing (and eating myself) all raisins (and dried cranberries for good measure) from anything I’m eating and giving the remainder to our precious Golden, Max. He died last month from Pancreatic cancer, and we miss him so much.
Milk chocolate has very little theobromine compared to dark chocolate. I Jake had gotten into that much dark chocolate, you’d likely have a sadder story to tell.
Watch out for raw rising bread dough. My street rat rescue Anna ate a loaf of rising bread dough and nearly died from alcohol poisoning as the yeast continued to grow in her stomach. She had to be hospitalized and have her stomach pumped. That was a $500 loaf of bread.
You’re right on—but that doesn’t solve the “problem”.
Perhaps the Republicans should start trying to woo the legals already here—that’s a large bloc of people. If that would happen, perhaps they, too would be against the illegal invasion, and try to persuade their countrymen to stay home. Not very likely, but might be a start.
I would also propose a work visa for those who could come across the border, do a day’s work, and return home every night. Don’t know if that would help the situation in the long run, but it might help in the short term. I wouldn’t even be opposed to giving them work visas and letting them live here as long as they had to report to some authority at the end of every week.
The old saying that they are doing the jobs Americans won’t do is pretty darned close to true. I see them doing backbreaking work in the Texas heat, and doing a good job of whatever it is they are doing—from digging trenches to tree trimming, to picking fruits and vegetables, cleaning houses, paving roads and so on. It is true that Americans by and large will not do these jobs.
We can only imagine how the cost of food would rise if they all stayed home.
They may not pay taxes on their wages, since they are paid under the table—but every dime they spend on American goods and services is taxed.
I’ve lived in this state for most of my long life, and I know what I’m talking about.
Good grief! Somehow, I got this on the wrong thread. Don’t know how, but I can do some pretty weird things.
Pardon the interruption...
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