(316) 854-9271
AAFP Certified Cat Friendly Practice

Food

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Onions and Onion Powder
  • Avocado
  • Raisins and Grapes
  • Chocolate (all forms)
  • Salt
  • Coffee (all forms)
  • Yeast Dough
  • Fatty Foods
  • Garlic
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Products sweetened with Xylitol (several gum products, certain brands of peanut butter)
  • Moldy or Spoiled Foods

Household items

  • Detergents           
  • Fabric softener sheets
  • Mothballs           
  • Household Cleaners / Disinfectants
  • Post-1982 pennies (due to high concentration of zinc)           
  • Liquid potpourri
  • Medications
  • Over-the-counter pain medications (Advil/ ibuprofen, Tylenol/ acetaminophen)
  • Prescription medications
  • Cold & flu medications
  • Diet Pills
  • Anti-cancer drugs           
  • Antidepressants

Poisonous Plants for Dogs & Cats*

  • Azalea           
  • Cycads
  • Branching Ivy           
  • Daffodil
  • Castor Bean           
  • Ferns
  • Hyacinth           
  • Iris
  • Lillies (all Lillium species)           
  • Morning Glory
  • Oleander
  • Poinsettias
  • Tulips           
  • Yucca

*please note, this list is not all inclusive. For a complete list, visit Pet Poison Helpline.

Holiday Hazards

  • Sparklers / Fireworks           
  • Easter grass
  • Holiday plants such as lilies, mistletoe, and holly (for a complete list see Poisonous Plants)
  • Christmas tree water (may contain fertilizers and bacteria, which, if ingested, can upset the stomach.
  • Electrical cords           
  • Batteries
  • Ribbons or tinsel (can become lodged in the intestines and cause intestinal obstruction—most often occurs with kittens!)           
  • Glass ornaments
Outdoor & Cold Weather

  • Animal toxins—toads, insects, spiders, snakes, and scorpions          
  • Swimming-pool treatment supplies
  • Blue-green algae in ponds           
  • Slug and snail baits containing metaldehyde
  • Citronella candles
  • Antifreeze
  • Cocoa mulch
  • Ice Melting Products
  • Fertilizers and compost piles
  • Rat and mouse bait
  • Outdoor plants and plant bulbs
  • Fly baits containing methomyl

Non-Toxic Substances
The following substances are considered to be non-toxic, although they may cause mild gastrointestinal upset in some animals:

  • Water-based paints
  • Poinsettia
  • Toilet bowl water
  • Cat litter
  • Silica gel
  • Glow jewelry

If your pet ingests a toxin, please call Pet Poison Helpline and contact us.

PET POISON HOTLINE: (800) 213-6680 or visit online at www.petpoisonhelpline.com