Household Toxins

These household items can be toxic for your pets.

Food Items

  • Grapes or raisins

  • Avocados

  • Onions and onion powder

  • Garlic

  • Salt

  • Fatty Foods

  • Macadamia nuts

  • Coffee

  • Chocolate

  • Alcohol

  • Tea leaves

  • Raw yeast dough (i.e. bread dough)

  • Anything sweetened with Xylitol (i.e. gum, candy, etc.)

 Household Items

  • Tobacco Products including cigarettes and cigarette butts

  • Lighter Fluid

  • Detergents

  • Fabric Softeners

  • Bleach

  • Disinfectants

  • Drain Cleaners

  • Oven Cleaner Sprays

  • Solvents

  • Lead

  • Liquid Potpourri

  • Lime Remover

  • Mothballs

  • Home Insect Products

  • Fly, Snail, and Slug Bait

  • Mouse and Rat Bait

  • Flea and Tick Products

  • Aspirin

  • Ibuprofen

  • Acetaminophen

  • Cold and Flu Medications

  • Diet Pills

  • Many Over the Counter and Prescription Medications

  • Anti-Cancer Medications

  • Marijuana, Cocaine and other illegal drugs

Outside the Home

  • Antifreeze is HIGHLY toxic even in small amounts

  • Gasoline

  • Pesticides

  • Cocoa bean shell mulch

  • Algae

  • Swimming pools or hot tubs

  • Visit for a complete list of toxic plants

For pets that have ingested a toxin, it’s very helpful to have the package available for reference when you call us at (808) 671-7387.

You can also call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 1-888-426-4435. They are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The ASPCA does not charge a fee for the call.

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