Poisons/Hazards

Miniature Schnauzer Poisons and Hazards

 Remember to always have your veterinarian and poison control numbers by your home phone and in your purse/wallet.

Dog and Puppy Hazards

From the Veterinarians at the
ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center

Agent
Typical Species Exposed and Affected
Commonly Observed Signs
Chocolate
Cats, dogs and other small mammals
Vomiting, diarrhea, hyperactivity, tremors and seizures
Yeast dough
Dogs
Drunken appearance, abdominal pain, respiratory depression, cardiac arrest
Macadamia nuts
Dogs
Weakness, vomiting, incoordination, tremors
Raisins and grapes
Dogs and possibly other species
Vomiting, diarrhea, anorexia, lethargy and kidney failure
Avocado
Dogs, cats, rabbits, goats, cattle, horses and birds
Vomiting, diarrhea, inflammation of the mammary glands in some species, heart and respiratory problems in some species
Coffee
Cats, dogs, small mammals
Vomiting, diarrhea, hyperactivity, tremors and seizures
Alcoholic Beverages

Cats, dogs and other small mammals
Drunken appearance, vomiting, lethargy, respiratory depression
Antifreeze
Cats, dogs, other small mammals, horses, birds, reptiles and livestock
Vomiting, drunken appearance, excessive drinking and urinating, seizures and kidney failure
Liquid potpourris
Cats, dogs, other small mammals and birds
Oral and esophageal burns
Ice melts
Cats, dogs, other small mammals, birds and horses
Vomiting, diarrhea, disorientation and electrolyte imbalances
Electrical cords
Dogs, cats and small mammals
Shock or electrocution
Holiday decorations
Dogs, cats, birds, small mammals and reptiles
Injury to the mouth or gastrointestinal tract and foreign body obstruction in the gastrointestinal tract
Batteries
Dogs, cats and small mammals
Foreign body obstruction and corrosive injury to the mouth and gastrointestinal tract
Human Cough/Cold/Flu medicines
Dogs, cats, birds, small mammals and reptiles
May affect one or more body system, life threatening conditions possible
Easter, stargazer and tiger lilies
Cats
Vomiting, kidney damage and probable death

Christmas cactus

(Schlumbergera truncata)

Dogs, cats, birds, small mammals and reptiles
Gastrointestinal upset

Mistletoe

(Phoradendron serotinum)

Dogs, cats, birds, small mammals and reptiles
Gastrointestinal upset, lowered blood pressure, cardiovascular collapse and other variable signs

American holly

(Ilex opaca)

Dogs, cats, birds, small mammals and reptiles
Gastrointestinal upset and depression
Christmas tree preservative
Dogs, cats, birds, small mammals and reptiles
Mild gastrointestinal upset
Acorns
Dogs, horses, cattle
Gastrointestinal upset, foreign body obstruction, kidney failure

Plants that are toxic to cats and dogs:

Aloe Vera, Amarylillis, Apple (seeds) , Apple Leaf Croton, Apricot (pit) , Asparagus Fern , Autumn Crocus, Avacado (fruit and pit) , Azalea , Baby’s Breath , Bird of Paradise , Bittersweet , Branching Ivy , Buckey , Buddist Pine , Caladium , Calla Lily , Castor Bean , Ceriman , Charming Dieffenbachia, Cherry (seeds and wilting leaves) , Chinese Evergreen , Christmas Rose , Cineraria , Clematis , Cordatum , Corn Plant , Cornstalk Plant , Croton , Cuban Laurel, Cutleaf Philodendron, Cycads , Cyclamen , Daffodil , Devil’s Ivy , Dieffenbachia , Dracaena Palm , Dragon Tree , Dumb Cane , Easter Lily (especially in cats!!!!) , Elaine , , Elephant Ears , Emerald Feather , English Ivy , Fiddle-leaf fig , Florida Beauty , Foxglove , ,Fruit Sala d Plant , Geranium , German Ivy , Giant Dumb Cane , Glacier Ivy , Gold ieffenbachia , Gold Dust Dracaena , Golden Pothos , Hahn’s Self-Branching Ivy , Heartland , hilodendron , Hurricane Plant , Indian Rubber Plant, Janet Craig Dracaena , Japanese Show Lily (especially cats !!!) , Jeusalem Cherry , Kalanchoe , Lacy Tree Philodendron , Lily of the , alley , Madagascar Dragon Tree , Marble Queen, Marijuana , Mexican Breadfruit , Miniature , roton , Mistletoe, Morning Glory , Mother-in Law’s Tongue , Narcissus , Needlepoint Ivy , ,Nephytis , Nightshade , Oleander , Onion , Oriental Lily (especially in cats!!!) , Peace Lily , Peach (wilting leaves and pits) , Pencil Cactus , Plumosa Fern , Poinsettia (low toxicity) , , Poison Ivy , Poison Oak , Pothos , Precatory Bean , Primrose , Red Emerald , Red Princess , , Red-Margined Dracaena , Rhododendron , Ribbon Plant , Saddle Leaf Philodendron , Sago Palm , Satin Pothos , Schefflera , Silver Pothos , Spotted Dumb Cane , String of Pearls, Striped , racaena , Sweetheart Ivy , Swiss Cheese Plant , Taro Vine , Tiger Lily (especially cats!!!) , Tomato Plant (green fruit, stem and leaves) , Tree Philodendron , Tropic Snow Dieffenbachia , Weeping Fig , Yew