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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What Happens if a Dog Drinks Beer?

A veterinarian explains why beer is off the menu for your favorite four-legged friend.

Are Poinsettias Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Don't panic about poinsettias in your home this winter, but consider whether you can keep it out of reach of your curious pet before buying one.

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.

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

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.

Poisonous Plants for Dogs & What to Do if Your Dog Eats One

Some house and garden plants, tree leaves, flowers, and berries are poisonous if eaten by dogs. Find out which ones are toxic and how to recognize the warning signs if your dog has eaten the wrong plant.