101 Things

You Didn't Know Could Harm Your Pet

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    This tennis ball could
    cost you: $4,065+

    A game of fetch with your dog can quickly turn into a stealthy snack. Surgery to remove it can lead to big bills.

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    This squeaky toy could
    cost you $4,207+

    There's a good reason to worry when the chirp goes quiet. Vet bills can add up when dogs and cats swallow the toy's remains.

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    This cupcake could
    cost you $1,964+

    All it takes is a dog's swift steal! Chocolate is very dangerous for pets. Even small amounts can be toxic.

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101 Things You Didn't Know Could Harm Your Pet

  • 1. Ibuprofen, aspirin, and naproxen
  • 2. Acetaminophen
  • 3. Cold and flu meds
  • 4. Antidepressants
  • 5. Vitamins
  • 6. Diet pills
  • 7. Anti-cancer drugs
  • Aloe
  • Amaryllis
  • Andromeda Japonica
  • Asian Lily
  • Asparagus Fern
  • Australian Nut
  • Autumn Crocus
  • Azalea
  • Belladonna
  • Bird of Paradise
  • Bittersweet (American and European)
  • Black Locust
  • Branching Ivy
  • Buckeye
  • Buddhist Pine
  • Caladium
  • Calla Lily
  • Castor Bean
  • Ceriman
  • Clematis
  • Cordatum
  • Corn Plant
  • Cycads
  • Cyclamen
  • Daffodil
  • Daylily
  • Devil’s Ivy
  • Dieffenbachia
  • Dumbcane
  • Easter Lily
  • Elephant Ears
  • Emerald Fern
  • English Ivy
  • Eucalyptus
  • Ferns
  • Fiddle-leaf Philodendron
  • Gold Dust Dracaena
  • Florida Beauty
  • Foxglove
  • Glacier Ivy
  • Gladiolas
  • Golden Pothos
  • Heavenly Bamboo
  • Honeysuckle
  • Hurricane Plant
  • Hyacinth
  • Hydrangea
  • Iris
  • Jerusalem Cherry
  • Jimson Weed
  • Kalanchoe
  • Lantana
  • Lilies (all Lilium species)
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Lupine
  • Marble Queen
  • Morning Glory
  • Mother-in-Law
  • Mountain Laurel
  • Narcissus
  • Needlepoint Ivy
  • Nephthysis
  • Nightshade
  • Oleander
  • Panda
  • Peace Lily
  • Philodendron
  • Poison Hemlock
  • Precatory Bean (Rosary Pea)
  • Privet
  • Red Emerald
  • Rhododendron
  • Ribbon Plant
  • Sago Palm
  • Satin Pothos
  • Schefflera
  • Striped Dracaena
  • Sweetheart Ivy
  • Tulip
  • Water Hemlock
  • Wisteria
  • Yew
  • Yucca
  • 9. Chocolate
  • 10. Gum and candy
  • 11. Grapes
  • 12. Raisins
  • 13. Macadamia nuts
  • 14. Avocados
  • 15. Onions
  • 16. Garlic
  • 17. Salt
  • 18. Tea leaves
  • 19. Raw yeast dough
  • 20. Spoiled foods
  • 21. Fatty foods
  • 22. Coffee
  • 23. Alcohol
  • 24. Detergents
  • 25. Fabric softener
  • 26. Drain cleaners
  • 27. Oven cleaner sprays
  • 28. Disinfectants
  • 29. Bleach
  • 30. Lime/scale remover
  • 31. Painting products, like paints, paint thinners, polishes, varnishes, and stains
  • 32. Lighter fluid
  • 33. Lead
  • 34. Liquid potpourri
  • 35. Tobacco products
  • 36. Insecticides
  • 37. Flea and tick products
  • 38. Rodent bait
  • 39. Mothballs
  • 40. Fly bait
  • 41. Slug and snail bait
  • 42. Sharp objects
  • 43. Coins
  • 44. Buttons
  • 45. Batteries
  • 46. Balls
  • 47. Twist ties
  • 48. Rubber bands
  • 49. Cotton swabs
  • 50. Glass
  • 51. Hair pins
  • 52. Jewelry
  • 53. Nylons
  • 54. Paper clips
  • 55. Plastic wrap
  • 57. Dental floss
  • 58. Electrical cords
  • 59. Wax
  • 60. Socks
  • 61. Towels
  • 62. Doors and windows
  • 63. Balconies
  • 64. Bathtubs and sinks
  • 65. Toilets
  • 66. Washer and dryer
  • 67. Fireplaces
  • 68. Algae
  • 69. Antifreeze/Coolant
  • 70. Firepit/Grill
  • 71. Fences or gates
  • 72. Deck lattice
  • 73. Non-pet safe de-icing salts
  • 74. Compost
  • 75. Gasoline
  • 76. Oil
  • 77. Pesticides
  • 78. Fertilizer
  • 79. Pools and Hot Tubs
  • 80. Flowers
  • 81. Boxes of chocolate
  • 82. Fake grass
  • 83. Small toys
  • 84. Fireworks
  • 85. Candles
  • 86. Halloween treats
  • 87. Chewable costumes
  • 88. Turkey bones
  • 89. Hot containers
  • 90. Festive plants
  • 91. Holiday tree
  • 92. Light strands
  • 93. Tree water
  • 94. Ornaments
  • 95. Decoration hooks
  • 96. Ribbons
  • 97. Styrofoam
  • 98. Yuletide fire
  • 99. Balloons
  • 100. Confetti
  • 101. Champagne

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