National Pet Poison Prevention Week

Did you know that the week of March 15 – 21 is National Pet Poison Prevention Week? This week is all about educating pet owners on what can poison their pets, identifying the signs, and how to prevent poisoning. The ASPCA’s Poison Control experts have provided valuable information below on how to help owners recognize and protect their pets from poisonous substances including plants, people foods, human medications, household products, and more.

The ASPCA’s Poison Control experts have compiled information regarding poisonous substances to watch out for including plants, people foods, and household products. Read below to learn more:

Poisonous Plants:  This list is very extensive and the full list can be found here. Tulips, Azaleas and lilies are among the most common. 

People Foods: 



Chocolate, Coffee and Caffeine


Cocot and Coconut Oil 

Grapes and Raisins 

Macadamia Nuts 

Milk and Dairy 


Onions, Garlic, Chives 

Raw/Undercooked Meat, Eggs and Bones 

Salt and Salty Snack Foods 


Yeast Dough 

Poisonous Household Products: 


Carpet Fresheners 

Carpet Shampoo 

Essential Oils 

Fabric Softener Sheets



Swiffer Wet Jet 

Toilet Cleaning Tablets 

Vinegar & water 

Human Medications and Cosmetics: 


Petroleum Jelly 


Avon Skin So Soft 

Bar Soap/Face Wash

Breath Fresheners 

Cigarettes and Nicotine Patches 

Grapeseed Oil 

Ibuprofen and Naproxen 

Kaopectate and Pepto Bismol 

Mosquito Repellent 

Nasal Decongestants 


Topical Creams/Ointments

If you have any other questions, please contact us