Toxins and Poison Control

The American Association of Poison Control Centers can be reached at 1-800-222-1222. If you require information specific to pets the (ASPCA) Animal Poison Control Center can be reached at 1-888-426-4435. The ASPCA charges a per case fee which includes over the phone consultation and follow-up. Find them on the web at

16 Common Poisonous Plants

Some of the plants listed are native to our area, while others may be a tropical plant that you keep in your home.

  • Lilies
  • Sago Palm
  • Tulip/Narcissus bulbs
  • Azalea/Rhododendron
  • Oleander
  • Castor Bean
  • Cyclamen
  • Kalanchoe
  • Yew
  • Amaryllis
  • Autumn Crocus
  • Chrysanthemum
  • English Ivy
  • Peace Lily
  • Pothos
  • Schefflera

Potentially Poisonous Foods for Pets

Any food that is not specifically intended for pets should be discussed with your veterinarian first.

The following foods may be dangerous to your pet:

  • Alcoholic beverages Apple seeds
  • Apricot pits
  • Avocados
  • Cherry pits
  • Candy (particularly chocolate, which is toxic to dogs, cats and ferrets, and any candy containing the sweetener Xylitol)
  • Coffee (grounds, beans, chocolate covered espresso beans)
  • Grapes
  • Hops
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Moldy foods
  • Mushroom plants
  • Mustard seeds
  • Onions and onion powder
  • Peach pits
  • Potato leaves and stems (green parts)
  • Raisins
  • Rhubarb leaves
  • Salt
  • Tea (caffeinated)
  • Tomato leaves and stems (green parts)
  • Walnuts
  • Yeast dough

If you ever have a question about something your pet ate, please do not hesitate to contact us at
You can also reach the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 or The Animal Poison Control Center at 1-888-426-4435