Common Household Poisons Hurting Your Pets

Our households are thought to be safe places for us and our pets, but are we creating an unsafe environment without realising? One major issue we have is all to do with our cleaning products. Below are products to avoid and be cautious about around your pets.

Household products: Human medicines


Human food

Household cleaners (e.g., bleach, detergent)

Heavy metals (e.g., lead paint chips, linoleum)

Fertilizer Rodenticides

Veterinary medicines that are given incorrectly (e.g., wrong medicine, wrong amount)


Chemicals (e.g., antifreeze, pool/spa chemicals) Foods: If you thought household products were bad, food is one too watch as well. Below is a list of foods to avoid giving to your pet as they're highly toxic and poisonous.


Grapes and raisins

Macadamia nuts

Onions, garlic, and chives


Yeast dough Coffee and Alcohol