Poison Prevention

Poison Prevention

Protecting Companion Animals from Poisons and Other Harmful Substances in the Environment
​​​​​​​If you suspect your companion animal has ingested something poisonous or harmful:

1. Remain calm

2. Gather details, including:

o what was ingested
o quantity ingested
o when ingested

3. Contact your veterinarian or a poison-control hotline. A list of many top animal poison control hotlines is available below.

4. Take your animal to a veterinarian if advised.

These are some of the common foods, plants and household products that can cause a companion animal to get sick if ingested.


FOODS

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Avocado
  • Bones
  • Chocolate (all types)
  • Citrus oil extracts
  • Coffee (all forms)
  • Fatty food
  • Garlic
  • Grapes
  • Hops
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Milk
  • Moldy foods
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions (powdered form included)
  • Persimmons
  • Raisins
  • Raw eggs
  • Raw fish
  • Salt
  • Spoiled foods
  • Tomatoes
  • Yeast dough
  • Xylitol sweetened products Plants
  • Amaryllis
  • Autumn crocus
  • Azalea
  • Castor bean
  • Cyclamen
  • English ivy
  • Kalanchoe
  • Lilies
  • Marijuana
  • Narcissus bulb
  • Oleander
  • Poinsettia
  • Pothos
  • Rhododendron
  • Sago palm
  • Schefflera
  • Sweet peas
  • Tobacco
  • Tulip bulb
  • Yew


HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS
• Ant-control products
• Antifreeze
• Bleach
• Fertilizers
• Fuel oils
• Human pain-relief medications containing acetaminophen, ibuprofen
• Human cold medications containing pseudoephedrine
• Lighter fluid
• Mice-control products
• Paint
• Polishes
• Rat-control products
• Roach-control products


Poison Hotlines in the United States

• Angell Poison Control Hotline - 1-877- 2-ANGELL
Cost $55 billed to credit card
available 24 hours a day / 365 days a year

• Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine - 785-532-5679
FREE SERVICE - available 24 hours a day / may take a few minutes to page the veterinary toxicologist on call at that time

• Animal Poison Hotline - 1-888-232-8870
Cost $35 billed to credit card - available 24/7 - provided by North Shore Animal League& PROSAR International Animal Poison Center

• Pet Poison Helpline - 1-800-213-6680 - Cost $35 billed to your credit card • National Animal Poison Control Center - 1-800-548-2423
Cost billed to credit card - request current pricing

• National Animal Poison Control Center - 1-900-680-0000
Cost billed to callers telephone - request current pricing

• Tuft University School of Veterinary Medicine - 1-508-839-5395