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SURPRISING Household Pet Toxins

From: Dr Andrew Jones
Author: Veterinary Secrets Revealed
Website: http://www.veterinarysecretsrevealed.com

Good morning all.

I have written about Pet Poisoning before- This is
one of THE MOST common Emergencies that I see.

There are literally HUNDREDS of toxins, and I have
discussed some of the most common ones, such as

Yet around your house there are some pretty serious
toxins that you are not even aware of.

And in the words of my former Boy Scout Leader
( Thanks George Zorn of Lillooet BC)

It’s up to you to BE PREPARED

I have published an EXTENSIVE Course on Dog and
Cat First Aid at:


So what are some of the LESSER KNOWN but common
Household Toxins?

1. Sugarless Sweeteners

Xylitol, a sugar substitute, can cause a SEVERE
sudden drop in your pet’s blood glucose- this will
lead to signs of insulin overdose and low blood sugar:
staggering, weakness, seizures and even coma.

This sweetener is in Sugar free gum, some baked products
and toothpaste- JUST a few pieces of gum can cause
in a small dog

2. Fabric Softeners

Both dogs and cats react SERIOUSLY to these. These
are the chemicals that keep clothes from clinging.
Just a small part of a piece of fabric softener can
cause vomiting, muscle twitches, and excessive drooling.

3. Grapes and Raisins

As few as 6 grapes ( or equivalent raisin) can cause
some Horrible Side Effects in Your Dog.
The BIG PROBLEM is that this can lead to
Kidney Failure- but it is indiscriminate and we yet
DON’T KNOW what causes this. It may be from some
unknown substance in the skin or it may be from
some chemical spray residue on the grapes.

4. Lilies

A pretty popular flower that many of US have in our
homes and in the garden. There are toxic Easter Lilies,
but alson Tiger Lily, Japanese Show Lily , Stargazer,
and Rubrum.


It can lead to kidney failure, vomiting, diarrhea,
and heart complications. They are especially toxic
to cats.

Best Wishes,

Dr Andrew Jones, DVM

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January 23, 2008 - Posted by | Feline Health, K9 Health

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