To increase awareness for Poison Prevention Week, we have compiled a list of the top 10 reported pet poisons in 2016.  In no way is this list comprehensive, but we hope it will alert you to serious hidden dangers in your home so you can do your best to protect your pets.  A helpful resource is, a 24-hour animal poison control service for pet owners who require assistance with a potentially poisoned pet.  As always, if you ever have any concerns or questions if a substance on your pet or that they have eaten is harmful -please call your veterinary team right away!


1.  Lillies (leaf, petal, pollen or even vase water)

2. Non-veterinary prescription flea and tick medications

3.  Household cleaners

4.  Human antidepressant medications (cats love them!)

5.  Human NSAIDs ((ibuprofen, naproxen, etc)

6.  Rat and mouse poison products

7.  Prescription ADD/ADHD medications

8.  Acetaminophen (Tylenol)

9.  Onions/chives/leeks/shallots


1.  Chocolate

2.  Rat and mouse poison products

3.  Xylitol (sweetener in many products)

4.  Non-veterinary prescription flea and tick medications

5.  NSAIDs (ibuprofen, naproxen)

6.  Grapes/raisins/currants/sultanas (or even juice!)

7.  Household cleaners

8. Cosmetics/personal care items

9.  Acetaminophen (Tylenol and others)

10.  Fertilizers