Some foods and common household items can be dangerous to your new dog and should always be stored safely out of reach. The below is not a complete list, but a basic list of more common hazardous items. For a more comprehensive list, check out these additional poison prevention articles.
Food Hazards: Not all food consumed by humans is safe for pets. Here is a list of foods that are hazardous:
• Alcoholic beverages
• Chocolate, especially dark and bakers chocolate
• Fatty foods
• Cooked chicken and turkey bones
• Grapes and raisins
• Macadamia nuts
• Salt and sugar
• Yeast dough
• Xylitol (a popular sugar substitute)
Everyday Items : Be conscious of everyday items that are poisonous to your dog and keep them secured:
• All medications
• Rodent poison
• Car care products
• Household cleaners
• Cigarettes and products that contain nicotine (e-cigarette liquids)
• Chemicals for pools and ponds
• Certain Plants such as Easter Lilies, Philodendrons & Poinsettias
If your dog ingests a dangerous substance, don’t hesitate. Call the ASPCA’s poison hotline at 1-888-426-4435 (some fees may apply).
For more useful information, please download our free Dog manual.