Avocado – contains a dangerous toxin that can damage the heart, lungs and tissue
Nutmeg – can cause dogs to suffer from tremors, seizure and can be fatal
Dairy (i.e. milk, cheese, yogurt) – can cause diarrhoea and can lead to pancreatitis
Mushrooms – can cause liver and kidney damage if consumed. They may also cause abdominal pain, drooling, vomiting, diarrhoea, convulsions, coma and can be fatal
Sultanas/raisins and Grapes – can cause kidney failure.
Cooked bones – if consumed can splinter and cause a full or partial obstruction in your pet’s gastrointestinal system
Raw egg, raw chicken & raw fish – may contain bacteria such as salmonella that causes vomiting, diarrhoea, high temperature and lethargy
Stone fruit pips – if consumed can get caught and cause a full or partial obstruction in your pet’s gastrointestinal system
Fatty meats (e.g. ham & bacon)– can cause pancreatitis or a gastrointestinal upset as too fatty for your pet to handle
Socks, underwear and women’s sanitary items – if consumed can get caught in your pet’s gastrointestinal system
Elastic bands, string/ribbon, plastic bags – if consumed can get caught in your pet’s gastrointestinal system
Pain relief medications e.g. nurofen or paracetamol – can cause liver damage, kidney damage, anaemia, stomach ulcer, vomiting/diarrhoea, bleeding and clotting problems, seizures and can be fatal
Human vitamin supplements – can be toxic to the liver and damage the lining of the stomach
Household chemicals such as fertilizer, snail and rat bait, antifreeze, cleaning products containing ammonia etc. (even if listed as pet friendly!) – can lead to internal bleeding, convulsions and will be fatal unless treated
Insecticides – flea washes and powders (toxic to cats)
Lilies (cats) – the leaves, flowers and pollen are toxic to cats and cause renal (kidney) failure if exposed to it. This can be fatal
Poisonous plantsg. azaleas, hydrangeas, foxglove, poinsettias, etc.
If you suspect your pet has ingested any of these items, please contact local Ivanhoe Veterinary Clinic immediately on 9499 3691.
NOTE: If you still have the packet or wrapper of the toxic item, bring this to your appointment as it can be quite handy in determining the level/extent of toxicity.