These Common Items Are Household Poisons to Dogs

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Wooded Acres Animal Hospital sees many pets exposed to household poisons every year. In addition, dogs frequently get into items pet owners don't realize could be toxic. As a result, some things you have in your Middle Island, NY, home could be dangerous.


Chocolate is one of the most common household items poisonous to pets. Dogs are attracted to chocolate's sweet smell and taste, but it can be dangerous. Chocolate contains theobromine. It can cause vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, and even death in dogs. Call your veterinarian immediately if you think your dog has eaten chocolate.

Grapes and Raisins

Another common household item poisonous to dogs is grapes and raisins. These fruits contain a substance that can cause kidney failure in dogs. Even a tiny amount can be dangerous, so keeping them away from your furry friend is essential. An emergency vet appointment is necessary if you think your dog has eaten these food items.

Household Cleaners

Many household cleaners contain chemicals that can be poisonous to pets. These include bleach, laundry detergent, dish soap, and more. These chemicals can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and even death if ingested.

To keep your pet safe, always store household cleaners in a safe place where they can't get to them. If you use any of these products around your home, keep your pet away until the chemicals have dissipated.


Many human medications are poisonous to pets. This medication includes over-the-counter drugs like ibuprofen, acetaminophen, and prescription medications. These drugs can cause vomiting, diarrhea, internal bleeding, kidney damage, and even death if ingested.

Contact Our Veterinarian to Learn More

Wooded Acres Animal Hospital provides veterinary care in Middle Island, NY. Call us immediately if you think your pet has been exposed to something toxic. The faster you act, the more likely your pet will recover. Call us at (631) 760-1554.


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