Poisonous Foods

There are several foods that we eat and drink that can be quite dangerous for our pets to consume.  Please refer to the links below for information about the specific foods you should avoid feeding your pet.

Hazardous Foods for Cats    Hazardous Foods for Dogs

Have you heard that a specific product or substance could be dangerous to your pets?  The ASPA has a useful website (Poison Control: Okay or No Way?) that addresses some frequently asked questions about a variety of products, insects, people foods, plants, trees and miscellaneous products.

Poisonous Plants

Many of the plants commonly found in and around our homes are poisonous to dogs and cats.  The following plants are in some degree poisonous or hazardous to cats; many are also poisonous to dogs and other animals.  Please keep in mind that this is not a complete list.  Refer to the ASPCA website for a searchable list of plants known to be toxic and/or to cause adverse effects to animals.

Amaryllis Anemone Autumn Crocus Azalea/Rhododendron Black Cherry
Bloodroot Buttercup Caladium Caster Bean Chrysanthemum
Clematis Crocus Cycads Cyclamen Daphne (Splurge Laurel)
Delphinium, Dicentra (Bleeding Heart) Dieffenbachia Elephant's Ear English Ivy Foxglove
Four O'Clock Hellebore Hemlock Holly Hyacinth
Hydrangea Indian Splurge Tree Jack-in-the-Pulpit Jerusalem Cherry Jimson Weed
Kalanchoe Lantana (Red Sage) Larkspur Lilies Mistletoe
Morning Glory Mountain Laurel Oleander Philodendron Poinciana (Bird of Paradise)
Poinsettia Poison Ivy Poison Oak Pokeweed Pothos
Rhododendron Sago Palm Schefflera Solandra (Trumpet Flower) Star of Bethlehem (Snowdrop)
Sweet Pea Thornapple Tulip/Narcissus Bulb Wisteria Yew

If you think your animal may have ingested a poisonous substance, contact your local veterinarian or the ASPCA 24-hour Emergency Animal Poison Control Hotline at 1-888-426-4435.  Note:  A $65 consultation fee may be applied to your credit card for using this service.