Pet Owner Education

Cat and Dog Yard Hazards
Top Pet Hazards in the Garage and the Yard
  1. Antifreeze (Ethylene glycol), herbicides and insecticides
  2. Paints and solvents (paint thinners, mineral spirits)
  3. Plants inside or around the house

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Pet Toxins
Top 10 Toxins for Cats
  1. Topical spot-on insecticides
  2. Household cleaners
  3. Antidepressants
  4. Lillies
  5. Insoluble oxalate plants (Philodendron)
  6. Human and Veterinary NSAIDS
  7. Cold and flu medication
  8. Glow sticks
  9. ADD/ADHD medications/amphetamines
  10. Mouse and rat poison
Pet Toxins
Top Human Medications Toxic to Pets
  1. Pain relievers (over the counter or prescribed)
  2. Antidepressants
  3. ADD/ADHD medications
  4. Muscle relaxants
  5. Sleep Aids
  6. Heart medications
Pet Toxins
Top 10 Toxins in the Kitchen
  1. Chocolate
  2. Grapes, raisins & currants
  3. Xylitol/sugar-free gum/candy
  4. Fatty table scraps
  5. Onions and garlic
  6. Compost
  7. Human medications
  8. Macadamia nuts
  9. Household cleaners
  10. Unbaked bread dough/alcohol

"Dear Dr. Erickson and Mid-Columbia Pet Emergency Staff: My family would like to thank you for all of your help, I especially want to thank you all for letting me come in the back. I wasn't able to help a lot but I learned a bunch of new tricks and how to better respond in an emergency."