Common Dog Poisonings

dog eating chocolate poisoning


poison in dogs, seaford

  • Chocolate – especially dark chocolate
  • Caffeine
  • Onions/Garlic – causes anaemia
  • Grapes, raisins and sultanas – causes renal failure
  • Avocado
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Nutmeg
  • Highly fatty food e.g. pork/bacon
  • Mouldy foods
  • Artificial sweeteners e.g. what’s found in Extra Chewing Gum


lillies.poisonous plants

  • Stone fruit
  • Asparagus fern
  • Lilly’s
  • Oleander
  • Privet
  • Ivy
  • Rhubarb leaves
  • Wisteria
  • Wandering dew

Pesticide Poisons

  • Snail baits
  • Rat baits
  • Fox bait
  • Ant and roach baits

Household Poisons

  • Compost
  • Blood and bone fertilizer
  • Aspirin/Paracetamol
  • Alcohol
  • Illicit Drugs

Animal & Insect Toxins

Familypet vet/dogandsnake

Dog and snake

  • Snake bite
  • Spider bites
  • Bull ants
  • Puffer/ toad fish

** If your pet has eaten any of the following items phone us immediately for first aid advice.

08 83238522 for Mclaren Vale (Close to Seaford)

08 83703500 for Coromandel Valley ( Close to Blackwood)


This is not a conclusive list, but is the most common substances our pets can encounter. If any doubt with any chemical or substance you can also seek advice from the poisons information helpline on 131126.

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