Prairie View Animal Hospital

24 Rich Road
Dekalb, IL 60115

(815)756-9976

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Common Household Hazards

 

There are a number of items in the common household that can harm your pet.  You can make your home a safer place for your pets by being aware of these items and taking steps to remove them from areas to which they have access.

Household Items

  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (ibuprofen, aspirin, etc.)
  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
  • Cold and flu medications
  • Antidepressants
  • Vitamins
  • Home insect products
  • Rat and mouse bait
  • Bleach
  • Diet pills
  • Disinfectants
  • Fabric softener
  • Lighter fluid
  • Mothballs
  • Anti-cancer drugs
  • Solvents (paint thinners, etc.)
  • Drain cleaners
  • Oven cleaner sprays
  • Lime/scale remover
  • Detergents
  • Tobacco products

Plants

  • Aloe
  • Amaryllis
  • Andromeda Japonica
  • Asian Lily
  • Asparagus Fern
  • Australian Nut
  • Autumn Crocus
  • Azalea              
  • Belladonna
  • Bird of Paradise          
  • Bittersweet        
  • Black Locust
  • Branching Ivy            
  • Buckeye           
  • Buddhist Pine
  • Caladium                   
  • Calla Lily           
  • Castor Bean
  • Ceriman                    
  • Clematis            
  • Cordatum
  • Corn Plant                 
  • Cycads             
  • Cyclamen
  • Daffodil                     
  • Daylily              
  • Devil?s Ivy
  • Dieffenbachia             
  • Dumbcane         
  • Easter Lily
  • Elephant Ears             
  • Emerald Fern     
  • English Ivy
  • Eucalyptus                 
  • Ferns                
  • Fiddle-leaf Philodendron
  • Gold Dust Dracaena    
  • Florida Beauty    
  • Foxglove
  • Glacier Ivy                
  • Gladiolas           
  • Golden Pothos
  • Heavenly Bamboo      
  • Honeysuckle      
  • Hurricane Plant
  • Hyacinth                   
  • Hydrangea        
  • Iris
  • Jerusalem Cherry               
  • Jimson Weed     
  • Kalanchoe
  • Lantana                    
  • Lilies (all)          
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Lupine                      
  • Marble Queen    
  • Morning Glory
  • Mother-in-Law            
  • Mountain Laurel 
  • Narcissus
  • Needlepoint Ivy          
  • Nephthysis        
  • Nightshade
  • Oleander                   
  • Panda               
  • Peace Lily
  • Philodendron              
  • Poison Hemlock  
  • Precatory Bean (rosary pea)
  • Privet                               
  • Red Emerald      
  • Rhododendron
  • Ribbon Plant              
  • Sago Palm         
  • Satin Pothos      
  • Schefflera                 
  • Striped Dracaena Sweetheart Ivy
  • Tulip                         
  • Water Hemlock  
  • Wisteria
  • Yew                          
  • Yucca
Harmful Foods

  • Avocados                  
  • Chocolate                  
  • Coffee
  • Onions                      
  • Garlic                       
  • Grapes and raisins
  • Macadamia Nuts         
  • Alcoholic beverages    
  • Moldy or spoiled foods
  • Salt                          
  • atty foods                 
  • Tea leaves
  • Raw yeast dough        
  • Gum or candy sweetened with Xylitol

Objects Likely to be Ingested

  • Batteries                   
  • Twist ties                   
  • Buttons
  • Coins                        
  • Cotton swabs             
  • Hair pins
  • Jewelry                     
  • Nylons                      
  • Socks
  • Rubber bands            
  • Needles                    
  • String/Yarn/Floss
  • Paper clips                
  • Towels                      
  • Plastic wrap

        If you suspect your pet has ingested any of these common household items or plants, call your veterinarian immediately.  If your veterinarian is not available, call ASPCA Animal Poison Control at

1-888-426-4435.  Remember, it is important to always follow up with your veterinarian.