Dog Food Warnings

*From the American Animal Hospital Association’s Healthypet.com
website.

What is poisonous?

Here is a quick reference guide to the more common house and garden plants and foods that are toxic to most all animals and children. If you have these plants or foods, you need not dispose of them-just keep them away from pets and children. (* substances are especially dangerous and can be fatal).

Cardiovascular Toxins

 * Avocado (leaves, seeds, stem, fruit,
skin) in birds and pocket pets
* Azalea (entire rhododendron family)
* Autumn crocus (Colchicum autumnale)
* Bleeding heart
* Castor bean
* Foxglove (Digitalis)
* Hyacinth bulbs
* Hydrangea
* Japanese pieris
* Kalanchoe
* Lily-of-the-valley
* Milkweed
* Mistletoe berries
* Mountain laurel Oleander
* Rosary Pea
* Tobacco Products Yew


Gastrointestinal Toxins

  * Avocado (leaves, seeds, stem, fruit,
skin) in dogs
* Amaryllis bulb
* Azalea (entire rhododendron family)
* Autumn crocus (Colchicum autumnale)
* Bird of Paradise
* Bittersweet Boxwood
* Buckeye Bulbs (most kinds)
* Buttercup (Ranunculus)
* Caladium
* Castor bean
 * Chocolate
* Chrysanthemum (a natural source of pyrethrins)
* Clematis Crocus bulb
* Croton (Codiaeum species)
* Cyclamen bulb Dumb cane (Dieffenbachia)
* Eggplant
* Elephant’s ear
* English ivy (All Hedera species of ivy)
* Hyacinth bulbs
* Holly berries
 * Iris corms
* Lily (bulbs of most species)
* Macadamia nuts
* Mistletoe berries
* Narcissus, daffodil (Narcissus)
* Onions
* Pencil cactus/plant Potato (leaves and stem)
* Rosary Pea
* Spurge (Euphorbia species)
* Tomatoes (leaves and stem)

Respiratory Toxin

* Chinese sacred or heavenly bamboo
* English ivy

Neurological Toxins

 * Alcohol (all beverages, ethanol,
methanol, isopropyl)
* Amaryllis bulb
* Azalea (entire rhododendron family)
* Bleeding heart
* Buckeye Caffeine Castor bean
* Chocolate
* Choke cherry, unripe berries
* Chrysanthemum (natural source of pyrethrins)
* Crocus bulb Delphinium, larkspur, monkshood
* Eggplant
 * Jimson weed
* Lupine species
* Macadamia nuts
* Marijuana (Cannabis)
* Morning glory
* Moldy foods
* Tobacco products
* Potato (leaves and stem)
* Tomatoes (leaves and stem)

Kidney/Organ Failure Toxins

* Amanita mushrooms
* Anthurium
* Asiatic lily
* Begonia
* Calla lily
* Castor beans
* Day lily
* Elephant’s ear
* Easter lily
* Grapes/raisons
* Jack-in-the-pulpit
* Lantana
* Oak
* Rhubarb leaves
* Scheffelera
* Shamrock
* Star-gazer Lilly

Toxins that affect the blood

* Onions
* Garlic

If you suspect your animal may have ingested any of the substances on this
list or if your pet shows any abnormal behavior (vomiting, diarrhea, staggering,
etc), you should contact your veterinarian immediately. Take a sample of the
suspected toxin and its packaging with you to the veterinarian.

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