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Toxic Food and Plants: What Have You Got In Your Mouth?!

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We’ve compiled a list of some of the most common foods and plants that are toxic or harmful to cats and dogs. Symptoms can vary in severity, ranging from a rash, vomiting, and diarrhea to death.

For a more comprehensive list and free advice regarding toxicity, visit the Australian Animal Poisons Hotline

 

Food & Human Products

  • Alcohol
  • Avocado
  • Anti-Inflammatories (ibuprofen, diclofenac, naproxen)
  • Caffeine
  • Citrus fruits
  • Chocolate
  • Cows milk
  • Grapes (which include sultanas, currants, raisins & fruit cake)
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Marijuana
  • Nicotine (including vapes/e-cigarettes)
  • Wild mushrooms
  • Stone fruit pips
  • Onion and garlic
  • Chives and leeks
  • Xylitol (sweetener)
  • Yeast dough

Plants

  • Aloe vera
  • Angels Trumpet
  • Asparagus Fern
  • Azalea
  • Baby’s breath
  • Begonia
  • Buttercup (Ranunculus)
  • Carnations
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Cycads
  • Cyclamen
  • Daffodil
  • Dumbcane and Elephant’s Ear
  • Gladiola
  • Ivy
  • Lilies
  • Milkweed
  • Monstera deliciosa
  • Oleander
  • Paspalum
  • Poinsettia
  • Sago Palm/Japanese fern
  • Tomato plant
  • Wandering Jew
  • Wild mushrooms
  • White Ced
  • Wisteria

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