Toxic household items

Anticoagulants, herbicides, ethylene glycol, alkaloids, etc … are some of the products that come to mind in suspected poisoning in small animals. But they are stereotypes, which affected animals often do not have access. And conversely, rarely we realize that some of the products that can be toxic in dogs and cats are so common and accessible to pets such as some human food. In this paper, the authors describe those common foods at home that can cause poisoning in small animals as well as their active ingredients, mechanisms of action and the associated symptoms.

Household Food items Toxic to Dogs and Cats. Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 2016 3, 26.


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