March is Pet Poison Prevention Month.
You already know that dogs can’t eat chocolate, but there are plenty of other things around the house that can hurt both cats and dogs. Always keep these items stored safely where curious nibblers can’t reach them:
Top 10 Poisons from Pet Poison Helpline
Mouse and rat poisons (rodenticides)
Vitamins and minerals (e.g., Vitamin D3, iron, etc.)
NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.)
Cardiac medications (e.g., calcium channel blockers, beta-blockers, etc.)
Cold and allergy medications (e.g., pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine, etc.)
Antidepressants (e.g., selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors)
Acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol)
Topical spot-on insecticides
Insoluble oxalate plants (e.g., Dieffenbachia, Philodendron, etc.)
Human and veterinary NSAIDs
Cold and flu medication (e.g., Tylenol)
Mouse and rat poison
If you think that your dog or cat has ingested a toxin, call Pet Poison Helpline at 1-800-213-6680.