Things That Are Dangerous
KEEP YOUR DOG AWAY FROM THESE KILLERS!
There are a very wide variety of things in and around us that are poisonous to dogs, some in the home
and even more in the garden.
If you think that your dog may have eaten, touched or inhaled something that it shouldn’t have, you
should contact your Vet for advice.
In some cases, an urgent visit to your Vet is needed but do not try to make your dog sick as this can cause
other complications which may cause more harm to your dog.
Below are lists of some of the various poisonous things that has been compiled by The Kennel Club.
In The Kitchen
Raw Bread Dough
Xylitol (a substance that is found in many Sugar Free Sweets)
Cooked Bones (not poisonous but can cause damage or death if swallowed)
Large amounts of Sugar or Sweets
Bleach (many instances come from dogs drinking recently treated toilet bowls or from buckets left
around where Bleach has been used to clean floors)
Chocolate should always be kept out of reach (especially at Easter and Christmas). Boxes of Chocolate
put out on Christmas Day (Don’t forget the wrapped presents left under the Christmas Tree!
Just because it’s wrapped doesn’t mean your dog can’t smell it!)
Ibuprofen and other Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflamatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
Blood Pressure Medications
In The Garden
Spring Bulbs (Daffodils, Tulips, Crocus, etc.)
Large Amounts Of Apple Seeds
Stones from Plums or Cherries
In The Garden Shed
Herbicides (Plant Killing Chemicals)
Rodenticides (Rat or Mouse Poisons)
Fuels for Lawn Mowers and Strimmers
Other General Poisons
Carbon Monoxide (from faulty boilers or heaters)
Blue-Green Algae (from Ponds, Streams, Lakes or Estuaries, etc)
Seasonal Canine Illness (SCI)
This was identified in 2009 and can affect some dogs taken for walks in woodland between August and
Symptoms are sickness, diarrhoea and lethargy which typically appears about 72 hours after walking in
Alabama Dog Rot
This is an illness caused by allowing your dog to run or play in muddy ponds or streams.
AND IT CAN BE FATAL!
We urge you to please read our page about the Alabama Dog Rot.