Protecting our furry friends from hazards around the home is not only for their safety but to keep us from going 

There are so many substances around our homes that can be toxic and even fatal to our pets that we need to insure that we do our due diligence to keep them from getting into them.

In the event of an emergency, always contact your family veterinarian first.  If unavailable contact one of the emergency hospitals below.

  Ohlone Veterinary Emergency Clinic    
       1618 Washington Blvd
       Fremont, CA 94539
​       510-657-6620
  VCA Bay Area Veterinary Specialists
       14790 Washington Ave
       San Leandro, CA 94578
​       510-483-7387
There is a 24-hour National Poison Control Center associated with the ASPCA.  

The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) is your best resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you think your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call (888) 426-4435. A $65 consultation fee may be applied to your credit card.

If you suspect poisoning contact your veterinarian or an emergency clinic right away. Whenever possible bring the toxin's packaging with you to the hospital.  It may list the active ingredients or the concentration of the toxin.  This information can help the veterinarian calculate the dose to which your pet may have been exposed.


  • Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications - for humns or pets ( including Advil, Tylenol and Aleve)
  • Insecticides (rodent bait, snail bait, mothballs)
  • Parasite Control Products - improper uses
  • Automotive Fluids (anti-freeze, oil, gasoline)
  • Recreational Drugs
  • Tobacco Products
  • Houshold Cleaners ( detergents, disinfectants, bleach)
  • Estrogen Creams - any direct contact
  • Potpourri
  • Compost, Cocoa Mulch and Garbage
  • Plants / Flowers 


  • Chocolate, Gum and Candy
  • Onions and Garlic
  • Raw Yeast Dough
  • Grapes and Raisens
  • Salt
  • Macadamia Nuts and Walnuts
  • Alcohol, Coffee and Tea Leaves
  • Milk and Eggs
  • Human Food (spoiled, fatty, raw undercooked)
  • Xylitol - a sweetner used in many sugar-free gums and mints