Toxic to Cats and Dogs
- Sago Palm
- Yew Plant
- Mountain Laurel
- Rhubarb leaves
- Easter Lily, Day Lily,
- Tiger Lily, other Lily species
- Castor Beans
Make sure your pets do not go on lawns treated with fertilizers, herbicides or insecticides until they have dried.
Other products that are dangerous:
- Mothballs, potpourri oils, coffee grounds
- Handmade craft dough, fabric softener sheets, dishwashing detergent, batteries, cigarettes, alcoholic drinks, pennies and engine coolant (radiator fluid)
Products containing PHENOL – (Pine-sol – Lysol) are especially dangerous to cats!
When using rat, mouse, snail or slug baits, or ant or roach traps, place the products in areas that are inaccessible to your pet. Some baits contain sweet-smelling ingredients such as jelly, peanut butter or sugar, which can attract you pets.
- Wilted Red Maple leaves
- Black Walnut (sometimes in shavings)
- Oak (especially new-growth leaves in the springtime)
- Taxus species – All Yews, Oleander, and Rose Laurel
- Rhododendron and Azalea
- White Snakeroot, Richweed, White Sanicle, Jimmy Weed, Rayless Goldenrod, Burrow Weed,
- Yellow Star Whistle, St. Barnaby’s Thistle, Russian Napweed
- Blister Beetles (sometimes found in alfalfa hay)
Bad for Birds
- Household cleaners
- Prescription and over-the-counter medicines
- Food and beverages containing onions, onion powder, chocolate, yeast dough, coffee, salt, tomato, and potato leaves and stems.
- Tobacco products
- Aerosol fumes found in hairsprays and perfumes
- Any source of smoke, fumes from overheated Teflon or Silverstone coated pans, glues, and paints.
If the worst does happen and your pet ingests something that may be toxic, consult your vet immediately or contact the APCC at 888-426-4435
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