TOXINS to Avoid: 10 Foods, 5 Household products, and 26 plants

The Top 10 Foods to Avoid Feeding to Your Pet



3.Chocolate (all forms of chocolate)

4.Coffee (all forms of coffee)

5.Fatty foods


7.Moldy or spoiled foods

8.Onions, onion powder

9.Raisins and grapes


Common Household Hazards

1.Blue-green algae in ponds

2.Citronella candles

3.Cocoa mulch

4.Compost piles


Toxic Plants

There are a large number number of toxic plants. The most common signs of a plant poison are vomiting and diarrhea ( gastrointestinal signs).

These can affect other organs, resulting in liver or kidney damage,depending on the plant. The following is a good list to start with.

Holiday Plants

Amaryllis spp.

Celastrus spp. “Bittersweet”

Chrysanthemum spp.

Colchicum autumnale “Autumn Crocus”

Euonymus japonicus “Japanese Euonymus”

Euphorbia milii “Crown of Thorns”

E. pulcherrima “Poinsettia”

Helleborus niger “Christmas Rose”

Ilex spp. “Holly”

Phoradendron spp. “American Mistletoe”

Solanum pseudocapsicum “Jerusalem Cherry”

Common House Plants

Alocasia spp. “Caladiums”

Azalea spp. “Weeping Fig” “Creeping Fig” “Mistletoe Fig” “Rubber Plant”

Dieffenbachia spp. “Dumb Cane”

Hydrangea spp.

Hedera helix spp. (many indoor ivies)

Ligustrum spp. “Japonicum’texanum'”

Narcissus spp. “Paperwhites” and other winter forced bulbs

Nicotiana spp. “Ornamental Tobacco”

Philodendron spp.

Rhododendron Ficus spp. “Weeping Fig” “Creeping Fig” “Mistletoe Fig” “Rubber Plant”