Ahwatukee Animal Care Hospital

10855 South 48th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85048

(480)893-0533

www.ahwatukeeanimalcare.com

Poisonous Substances, Foods, and Plants


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If your pet should ingest harmful or poisonous substances, plants, or foods contact your Ahwatukee Animal Care Hospital veterinarian immediately (480) 893-0533.

Ahwatukee Animal Care hospital treats accidental pet poisonings

After regular business hours, contact the First Pet Emergency Hospital (480) 732-0018 or VetMed Emergency Services  602 697-4694

For information about poisonous substances call Kansas State University School of Veterinary Medicine (8AM-5PM CST)at 1-785-532-5679 and/or Animal Poison Control 1-800-548-2423 (fee charged for certain services).

There are many plants, foods, and substances that are known poisons to cats and dogs. Just like with children, make sure these items are out of reach and/or locked up so your pet can't get into them.


Symptoms

~ Vomiting

~ Diarrhea

~ Difficulty Breathing

~ Abnormal Urine (color, aroma,odor, frequency)

~Salivation

~Weakness

Toxic Foods  

Almonds Balsam Pears Avocados Moldy or Spoiled food
Apricots Coffee Grounds Chocolate Onions & Onion Powder
Raisins Japanese Plums Fatty Foods Pear and Peach Kernels
Grapes Macadamia Nuts Yeast Dough Mushrooms (if also toxic to humans)

POISONOUS PLANTS TO AVOID

There are a number of common plants which may be toxic to dogs and cats and should be avoided.

These include:

Arum Lily 
Autumn Crocus 
Australian Flame Tree 
Avocado 
Azalea Baneberry 
Bird Of Paradise 
Bishop's Weed 
Black Laurel 
Black Locust
Bleeding Heart 
Bloodroot 
Bluebonnet 
Blue-Green Algae 
Boxwood 
Bracken Fern 
Buckthorn 
Bulb Flowers 
Burdock 
Cacao 
Camel Bush 
Caladium 
Calla Lily  
Cardinal Flower 
Chalice
Cherry Tree  
Chinaberry Tree 
Clematis
Cocklebur 
Coffee
Coral Plant 
Coriander 
Dieffenbachia 
Elderberry
Elephant Ear (Taro)  
Eucalyptus  
Euonymus  
False Hellebore
Flame Tree
Felt Plant 
Firethorn 
Four O'Clock  
Foxglove Glottidium 
Golden Chain 
Ground Cherry 
Heaths
Heliotrope   Hemlock  
Henbane
Holly  
Honeysuckle
Horse Chestnut  
Horsetail
Hydrangea  
English Ivy 
Jasmine  
Jimsonweed
Lantana
Larkspur
Lily Of The Valley 
Easter Lily  Lupine  Marijuana  Mandrake 
Mexican Poppy 
Milkweed 
Vetch  Yellow Jasmine 
Mistletoe 
Mock Orange  
Monkshood 
Moonseed 
Morning Glory 
Mountain Laurel 
Mushrooms  
Nightshades 
Oak 
Oleander
Periwinkle
Philodendron
Pigweed 
Poinciana 
Poinsettia 
Poison Ivy
Poison Oak 
Pokeweed 
Potato Shoots
Privet 
Pyricantha 
Rain Tree 
Ranunculus (Buttercup) 
Rape 
Red Maple 
Snowdrop
Spurges
Sweet Pea
Tansy
Tobacco
Wisteria
Yews 
 

Common Poisonous Household Substances:
      
Alcohol Detergents Turpentine Acetaminophen Snail or Slug Bait
Bleach Rat Poison Rubbing Alcohol Nail Polish & Remover
Paint Sleeping Pills Furniture Polish Pet Vitamins Overdose
Gasoline Disinfectants Drain Cleaners Windshield Wiper Fluid
Fertilizers Deodorants Potpourri, liquid Xylitol-sweetened Products
Matches Weed Killers De-icing Salts Antifreeze & Other Car Fluids
Kerosene Shoe Polish Compost Piles Prescription & Non-prescription Medications
Mothballs Insecticides Human Vitamins Pennies, post 1982 (due to high concentrations of zinc)
Boric Acid Hair Colorings Cleaning Products Flea Products (used incorrectly or due to hypersensitivity)
 
Vomiting is commonly caused by the ingestion of harmful substances.
There are many items that are known poisons to dogs and cats.  Just like with children, make sure these items are out of reach and/or locked up so that your dog or cat cannot get into them.  
For more informations on poisonous substances, or for an item that isn't listed here, please consult Kansas State University's School of Veterinary Medicine (8AM-5PM CST) at 1-785-532-5679 and or ASPCA's Animal Poison Control at 1-800-548-2423 (fee charged for certain services).
This is not a replacement for a veterinary consultation.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your pet's health or care, please call our friendly staff for an appointment (480) 893-0533.





For more information about the  Dangers of Rodent Bait, please click on this link to our corresponding page.