Chocolate: dark chocolate, or milk chocolate if ingested in large amounts is Dangerous.
Glucosamine Joints Supplements: Glucosamine is a tasty product that usually only causes diarrhea.
In rare cases liver failure can develop.
Grapes and Raisins: causes kidney damage in dogs.
Insect bait stations: rarely poisons dogs. There is a risk when the dog swallows the plastic casing.
NSAIDs: dogs don't metabolize these kind of drugs well. Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Advil, Motrin, and Aleve resulting in stomach ulcers and kidney failure.
Over the counter cough, cold and allergy medications: pseudoephedrine or phenylephrine are particularly toxic.
Prescription ADD/ADHD medications: Adderall, Concerta, Dexedrine, and Vyvanse can cause tremors, seizures, cardiac problems and death in pets.
Rodenticides mouse poison: causes internal bleeding or brain swelling, even in small amounts.
Silica gel packets and oxygen absorbers: Silica gel packs, are rarely a concern. Iron containing oxygen absorbers, like beef jerky or pet treats, are a real threat which can cause iron poisoning.
Xylitol: sweetener, sugarless gum, candy, medications and nasal spray cause a rapid drop in the blood sugar and liver failure only in dogs.
Professional Pet Sitting Services offered in the Upper to Mid-Pinellas County Area