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Other Harmful Objects & Situations

October 20, 2017
While the following may not be toxic, they may cause electric shock, intestinal blockage, or overall harm. Batteries Bones Buttons Cat litter Coins (especially pennies) Electrical cords, outlets Fire (from candles, fireplace) Garbage, excessive amounts of food Glow jewelry Gorilla GlueTM Marijuana Nicotine (cigarettes, patches) Paint Potpourri Ribbon, string, thread Tinsel Toads, insects, spiders, snakes, […]
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Medications

October 20, 2017
Human prescriptions Over-the-counter human medications (cold and flu, appetite suppressants) Pain relievers (aspirin, products containing ibuprofen or acetaminophen) Supplements (vitamins, etc.)
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Poisonous Plants

October 20, 2017
Aloe Amaryllis Autumn Crocus Azalea Baby’s Breath Castor Bean Chrysanthemum Clematis Cyclamen Daffodil Dumb Cane Gladiolas Holly Hyacinth Hydrangea Iris Ivy Kalanchoe Lilies Mistletoe Narcissus Oleander Poinsettia Pothos Rhododendron Sago Palm Schefflera Tulip Yew Yucca A large portion of household plants are toxic to pets. To view photographs of a much more extensive list of […]
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Harmful Human Foods

October 20, 2017
Alcoholic beverages Avocados Caffeinated beverages Chocolate Fatty foods Garlic, onions, chives Grapes, raisins Macadamia nuts Salt Xylitol (artificial sweetener in gum, candy, toothpaste, some peanut butter, and other foods) Yeast dough
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Home & Garden Hazards

October 20, 2017
Algae and mold Automotive fluids (antifreeze, oil, radiator, windshield washer, etc.) Baits (slugs, snails, flies) Bleach & other cleansers (toilets, tubs, tiles, drains, countertops, floors) Citronella candles Cocoa mulch Compost Detergents (laundry, dishwasher, and fabric softener in powders, liquids, and pods) Fertilizers Flea and other household extermination products Insecticides, pesticides, rodenticides (especially those containing bromethalin) […]
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Trauma

October 20, 2017
Bite wounds Broken bones Burns Cuts, lacerations Electric shock Eye injuries Fall from heights Heatstroke, frostbite Hit by car, car accident Penetrating foreign objects
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Signs & Symptoms

October 20, 2017
Any difficulties breathing; short or shallow breaths; increased effort; gagging; choking Weakness; inability to walk; sudden collapse First-time seizure, seizures lasting more than 3 minutes, or multiple seizures in one day Non-productive retching/vomiting; swollen or distended abdomen Allergic reactions including swelling, rashes, or itching Excessive or persistent bleeding Inability to urinate; straining to urinate Diabetic […]
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