Guess what month it is? Pet Poison Prevention Month!


March 21st 

  Since dogs are curious by nature, we wanted to take the initiative to educate pet parents what items are harmful to your dogs if they come into contact with, or ingest. Many items and substances commonly found in and around the home can pose a serious threat to your dog’s health. Below are some toxic items that may have been unknown to you. Consider some ways that you can prevent and protect your fur babies from these pet toxins.

Here’s some items found in homes that dog’s should stay clear of:


● Alcohol
● Avocado, Apple Seeds, Peaches, Plums, Corn of the Cob
● Chocolate, Coffee, Caffeine, Tea
● Citrus, Coconut, and Coconut Oil
● Candy, Chewing Gum, Toothpaste and Mouthwash
● Cat Food
● Raw Eggs
● Grapes/Raisins
● Milk and Dairy
● Macadamia nuts
● Onions, Garlic, Chives, Peppers
● Raw/Uncooked Meat, Raw bones
● Salt and Salty Snack Foods
● Xylitol
● Yeast Dough


● Over-the-counter painkillers
● ADD/ADHD meds
● Inhalers
● Antidepressants
● Cough/cold medications

Misc Items

● Antifreeze
● Windshield Wiper Fluid
●Pest-Control products
● Batteries
● Kerosene
● Zinc


● Dish washing/laundry detergent
● Household cleaners


● Mushrooms
● Mulch
● Plant Fertilizers
● Algae
● Compost Piles
● Herbicides
● Insecticides and Pesticides
● Toads, most specifically species: Sonoran Desert Toad and Cane Toad
The majority of these items are located in places that are easily accessible by dogs, meanwhile it could only take a few minutes to re position the items to places out of our pups reach-ability. Foods can be moved to higher shelves within a pantry or cabinet with doors kept closed at all times. Medications and cleaning supplies could also be kept in pantries and cabinets, possibly locked, with no available access to the dogs. Outside yard maintenance should be done weekly or bi-weekly in order to avoid interference with your pets, there are also holistic pest control remedies that are non-toxic to dogs.

A few extra steps to ensure items are put away well now will ultimately keep your dog safe, happy, and healthy.

If any of these harmful toxins encounter your dog, immediately contact the 24 hr. Animal Poison Control Center Hotline at (888) 426-4435 or visit your nearest emergency pet hospital. Our nearest hospitals are the following: Best Vet Animal Hospital, (561) 737-7773.


Jess-Bolluyt. “15 Of the Most Dangerous Things for Your Dog in Your Own Backyard.” The Cheat Sheet, The Cheat Sheet, 12 Sept. 2017,
“Pet Poison Prevention: What Every Pet Owner Needs to Know.” Rutland Veterinary Clinic, 14 Mar. 2018,
“What Foods Are Toxic For Dogs.”,, 24 Aug. 2018,

Author: Paige Lukosavich


Last updated: January 11, 2019

The information contained on website (the “Service”) is for general information purposes only.

Dog Activity World assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the contents on the Service.

In no event shall Dog Activity World be liable for any special, direct, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages or any damages whatsoever, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tort, arising out of or in connection with the use of the Service or the contents of the Service. Dog Activity World reserves the right to make additions, deletions, or modification to the contents on the Service at any time without prior notice. This Disclaimer for Dog Activity World is based on the TermsFeed’s Disclaimer Template

Dog Activity World does not warrant that the website is free of viruses or other harmful components.

External links disclaimer website may contain links to external websites that are not provided or maintained by or in any way affiliated with Dog Activity World.

Dog Activity World does not own the image displayed on this blog.

Please note that the Dog Activity World does not guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of any information on these external websites.

No Comments

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.