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Common Causes of Dog Poisoning

Thousands of dogs (and cats) needlessly suffer and many die each year by accidental ingestion of household poisons. Dogs may have access to poisons both inside and outside of the home. Some of these include plants, foods, herbicides, pesticides, mouse poisons, medications, metals, and cleaning supplies.

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General symptoms of poisoning
  • Oral or skin irritation
  • Upset stomach / Vomiting / Diarrhoea
  • Weakness
  • Rapid breathing
  • Fever
  • Drooling
  • Coma
  • Heart failure
  • Depression
  • Excitability or lethargy
  • Tremors / Seizures / Fitting
  • Increased Thirst
  • Dilated Pupils
  • Dizziness / Loss of Balance
  • Disorientation

Plants that are most popular in gardens/home but are poisonous to dogs :
  • Daffodil (especially the bulbs)
  • Castor oil bush (dogs love the seeds)
  • Cherry laurel (common hedging plant)
  • Laburnum (and related species)
  • Lilies / Lily of the Valley (especially toxic to cats)
  • Philodendron (popular ornamental house plant)
  • Azalea
  • Foxgloves
  • Ivy (some species)
  • Rhubarb
  • Yew
  • More Common Poisons
  • Antifreeze
  • Snail & Slug Bait or Snail Poison
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Grapes and Raisins
More HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, poisonous if eaten or otherwise inhaled Antifreeze, Aspirin, Bleach, Boric Acid, Brake Fluid, Cleaning Fluids, Cigarettes, Deodorants, Deodorisers, Detergents, Disinfectants, Drain Cleaner, Dye, Fungicides, Furniture Polish, Hair colourings, Herbicides, Insecticides, Kerosene, Laxatives, Lead, Matches, Metal Polish, Moth Balls, Petrol, Nail Varnish and Remover, Paint and Remover, Perming solutions, Phenol, Rat poison, Rubbing Alcohol, Shoe Polish, Sleeping Pills, Soap, Suntan lotions, Tar, Tinsel, Turpentine, Woodstains. Also please note that nicotine patches are toxic and so is nicotine chewing gum. 10mg per 1kg is a toxic dose
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