Dog Poisoning & Toxins

No matter how much you train them, dogs are known to put mysterious things in their mouths. Protect your precious pooch and avoid a rush to the vet by better understanding toxins, symptoms of poisoning, and how to prevent future scares.

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Toxic Algae in Ponds Is Potentially Fatal to Dogs—Here's How to Avoid It

Several reports of scary dog deaths related to toxic algae blooms in ponds are reported each year. Here's how to spot it, and keep your pets safe.

How to Make a Dog Throw Up

If your pet has eaten something poisonous, your veterinarian may recommend that you make your dog throw up. Here’s how to do that.

How to Prevent Xylitol Poisoning in Your Dog

This sugar substitute is found in many common foods, including gum, toothpaste, and peanut butter—and it can be deadly for dogs.

Why Essential Oils Are Dangerous for Dogs

Essential oils may provide some benefits to humans, but they aren't always great for pups.

More Poisoning & Toxins

10 Toxic Human Foods Dogs & Cats Should Never Eat

In 2018, 25 percent of the potential animal poisonings examined by the ASPCA Poison Control Center were related to food. Protect your dog's or cat's health by withholding these harmful foods and beverages.

Toxic Chocolate: What to Do if Your Dog Gets into the Sweet Stuff

Chocolate is definitely not a dog-safe treat. Get the details about chocolate poisoning in dogs and what to do if your dog eats some.