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Poisoning in cats and dogs

With most poisonings, it is important to make the animal vomit as soon as possible so that as much of the poisonous substance as possible is removed from the body before it passes to the intestines. In case of poisoning, consult the vet as soon as possible! Try to find out what the animal has ingested and how much is ingested. If you have a label, keep it handy. Do not make your animal vomit by putting a spoonful of salt on the tongue. This can lead to fatal salt poisoning.

List of most common toxic substances

  • Chocolate (Visit Chocolate toxicity calculator to calculate if an amount of cocoa is toxic)
  • Various indoor and outdoor plants (Lilies are very poisonous to cats!)
  • Flea treatment with permethrin is very poisonous to cats
  • Grapes and raisins
  • Onion and garlic
  • Avocado
  • Mice and rat poison
  • Salty
  • Medicines for humans, including paracetamol
  • Cleaning products
  • Xylitol
  • Junk poop containing drugs

For an explanation about the various toxic substances, we refer you to the LICG: toxication-bij-huisdieren