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Household Toxins

Dogs and cats metabolize some foods and drugs quite differently to humans, meaning that some seemingly harmless household items can be dangerous, even deadly, for our pets. Here’s a list of common items that you should be weary of, courtesy of

  • Chocolate
  • Avocados
  • Grapes and raisins
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Onions, garlic and chives
  • Xylitol (a common sugar-free sweetener, often found in chewing gum and commercial baked goods, that can cause life-threatening liver failure)
  • Yeast dough
  • Some beverages, such as coffee and alcohol, can also be poisonous to pets.
  • Grapes are sometimes recommended as treats for dogs; however, cases of serious kidney damage related to eating grapes have been reported. Raisins have also been reported to be toxic to dogs.
  • Lillies
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