What's poisonous to your dog

It's important to know what's toxic to your dog. Here's a list of poisonous items found around homes and gardens.

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Keeping our faithful friends safe and well is incredibly important, so we need to be aware of what could be dangerous or harmful to them around the house and garden. Explore what plants, foods and household items could be hazardous to your pup.

While this list is not exhaustive, make sure you wise-up on these potentially poisonous household substances:

  • Anticoagulant rodenticides: difenacoum, bromadiolone, brodadiolone, coumatetralyl
  • Ibuprofen: Nurofen, Advil
  • Metaldehyde: Slug bait
  • Human oral contraceptives (very low toxicity)
  • Chocolate / theobromine
  • Diclofenac sodium (a similar drug to Ibuprofen)
  • Salbutamol: Ventolin inhalers
  • Alphachloralose rodenticides
  • Paraquat
  • Wallpaper paste (very low toxicity)
  • Borax / Boric acid ant killer gels
  • Bonemeal
  • Glyphosate based herbicides
  • Asprin
  • Cannabis
  • Batteries
  • Bendiocarb: powder ant killers
  • White spirit / barbecue lighter fluid
  • Antifreeze
  • Loperamide: anti-diarrhoea drugs
  • Bleach
  • Pyrethrin-based insecticides
  • Creosote
  • Calcipotriene: psoriasis cream
  • Temazepam
  • Xylitol - this is a sugar-free sweetener commonly found in many chewing gums, sweets, foods, oral rinses, toothpastes and supplements.

This list of common potentially poisonous household and garden substances was supplied by the VPIS (Veterinary Poisons Information Service.)

Important: If you think your dog might have ingested any of these items, speak to your vet immediately.

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