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Pet Poison Hotline's Top 10 Pet Poisons for 2023: What you need to know!

As pet parents, most of us know to keep our pets away from chocolate, but what about the other more popular ingredients and food items that our pets ingest?


Among the Pet Poison Hotline's findings, dog-related incidents account for 88% of calls, 11% are cat-related and the remainder are other species.



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Here are the Pet Poison Helpline’s Top 10 Pet Poisons for all species in 2023:


  1. Chocolate

  2. Grapes/Raisins

  3. Ibuprofen

  4. Xylitol

  5. Neurotoxic Rodenticide (Bromethalin)

  6. Marjiuana

  7. Onions/Chives/Leeks/Shallots (Allium species)

  8. Anticoagulant Rodenticides

  9. Vitamin D3 (supplement)

  10. Carprofen (pain medication)


Here are the Pet Poison Helpline’s Top 10 Pet Poisons for dogs:


  1. Chocolate

  2. Grapes/Raisins

  3. Xylitol

  4. Ibuprofen

  5. Neurotoxic Rodenticide (Bromethalin)

  6. Marjiuana

  7. Anticoagulant Rodenticides

  8. Onions/Chives/Leeks/Shallots (Allium species)

  9. Vitamin D3 (supplement)

  10. Carprofen (pain medication)



Here are the Pet Poison Helpline’s Top 10 Pet Poisons for cats:


  1. Lillies

  2. Chocolate

  3. Onions/Chives/Leeks/Shallots (Allium species)

  4. Garlic

  5. Ibuprofen

  6. Vitamin D3 (supplement)

  7. Alstroemeria, Peruvian lily

  8. Amphetamine combos (ADHD medication)

  9. Tulips (Tulipa species)

  10. Daylily (Hemerocallis species)


Cats are particularly attracted to plants and flowers, so keep your eyes out with the species above. Exposure to any part of the daylily plant, including leaves, flowers, pollen, or even the water from the vase can result in acute kidney failure in cats.


For more information on other toxins to pets, check out the Pet Poison Hotline's Poison List.


If you suspect your pet has ingested a toxin, please call Cuyamaca Animal Hospital at 619-448-0707 during our business hours (see below this post) or head to your nearest emergency veterinary office.

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