Questions tagged [poison]

Topic refers directly to poisons, toxins, pesticides and other elements of chemical danger to pets.

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Salt lamps and salt poisoning in cats

I know that salt lamps are made of salt rock, and I know that most animals are evolved to crave for salt, because of its rarity in nature. For example, hamsters like to lick human fingers for the salt ...
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36kg labrador ate a marble-sized piece of yeast dough – how dangerous is it?

I've been making pizza dough about an hour ago and a small piece dropped to the floor and my labrador of course ate it before I managed to clean it. The entire batch weighed almost 700 grams (1.5 ...
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What are some of the best materials that can be used to safely bite-proof the squeakers in fabric dog toys?

Our medium-small dog is obsessed with killing squeaker plushy toys by biting into the squeaker. I can buy replacement squeakers to sew back into the toys or buy new toys, both very cheap options, but ...
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Does mint plant affect guppies?

Can I try the step 1 and 2 posted here with a fish tank of guppies: Cutting a stem of mint; Placing mint stems in a glass of water fish tank containing guppies? Will guppies enjoy the mint plant? Is ...
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My cat had a little bit of lactose-free chocolate milk, should I be worried?

So my cat licked up the last bits of chocolate milk in my cup as my back was turned and I caught her and pulled her away from it. She vomited but otherwise she seems fine. The chocolate milk was ...
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My kitten ate a coffee bean

We realized our kitten got a coffee bean quite a while ago and it's not exhibiting any weird symptoms that we can realize. Should we worry?
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Should I be concerned if my dog swallowed a battery?

My dog may have swallowed the battery off his invisible fence collar. How concerned should I be? The battery is the flat, round type that is roughly the size of a quarter (button cell). Update: the ...
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Left raw meat out for 10 hours overnight on the counter; is it safe for a cat to eat?

Last night I was in a bit of a rush and really tired and completely forgot to put the raw meat back in the fridge or put the lid back on. I know cats have a higher tolerance for diseases that come ...
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How do I keep my fish tank and fish safe against Raid Fogger bomb for roaches?

This is urgent for me, so any immediate suggestions/answers are appreciated! I live in a one-bed apartment with three other roommates in Colton, California. Recently, we installed large tanks with ...
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What fluids are in effusions caused by anticoagulant (constituent of rodenticide) poisoning?

(moved from medical exchange) ACR rat poisons use anticoagulants to cause internal bleeding and thus death in rodents. If used improperly, poisoned rodents may pass the poison on to predators, ...
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My dog ate small beef pieces that were cooked with onions. Is he poisoned?

My dog ate small pieces of beef that had been cooked with onions (seasoned) when I looked away from my kitchen table. He's a small poodle (~ 5 kg), body length is around 50 cm, give or take. I'm ...
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What do I do if my dog inhaled dog shampoo?

My dog inhaled dog shampoo, at first she was making noises, but over time they started disappearing. But now she makes tiny little noises from time to time; it's been 4-5 hours since that incident, ...
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Chances of survival after baiting with 1080 poison - sodium fluoroacetate

Our darling dog was intentionally baited today with sodium fluoroacetate or 1080 poison. She is at the vet. She had severe seizures and a heart rate of 230. They had her sedated, she was unconscious, ...
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Is this kibble or poison? [closed]

I was walking my dog in a park (respecting social distancing and all). At some point I heard a crack; she had picked up a very dry pellet from the grass and was chewing on it. I couldn't get her to ...
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Chemicals sprayed on balcony concerned it's harmful to my cat [duplicate]

I live in a 2nd floor apartment and I let my cat lounge on the balcony. I have had an insect infestation on the balcony that I treated with a permethrin spray. It's been 8 hrs since I sprayed the ...
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My dog drank alot of laundry run off water should i worry? [duplicate]

He has been drinking the water quite often without me noticing and is throwing up and dry heaving alot and i dont know what to do i cant afford to go to the vet! What can i do for him?
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What should I do if my horse is bitten by a snake?

We've come through extended drought, followed by historically bad bush fires, then flood. It has caused many animals to seek refuge in places that were safe from the fires and flood. Subsequently ...
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Kitten got into espresso beans [duplicate]

My kitten got into a small bag of espresso beans. I am unsure how many he ate. My husband had left the bag on the counter. He is getting to the point where he climbs everything. He hasn't been snipped ...
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Can a red belly black snake kill a horse? How would I know if my horse has been bitten?

My horse was eating and jumped back from her feed bowl and wouldn't go back to it. I thought she may have been stung by the electric fence, but thought that was strange as she was well aware of how to ...
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An exterminator is coming to my apartment. Should I do anything with my bird?

An exterminator is coming to treat my apartment. I will not need to leave for the treatment (ie it is not being fumigated). Should I remove my bird from the premises while this is happening? If so, ...
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My hamster ate a bit of chocolate ice cream

I have a pet hamster. I had previously stepped on some chocolate ice cream. As I was letting my hamster run around my room, she stopped and licked the spot of chocolate ice cream on my sock. Just one ...
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What, if any, are the risks to a cat that ingests urushiol?

Cats and dogs do not suffer the allergic reaction to skin contact with urushiol that we humans do. What about ingestion? Imagine the following hypothetical1 near-worst-case2 scenario: A human has ...
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Is it OK for cats to eat centipedes? [duplicate]

My cat keeps eating centipedes! He was rescued on the street and remains an outdoor cat and occasional hunter. Indoors I've seen him eat centipedes more than once and each time I wonder if I should ...
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Can dogs eat grapes? [duplicate]

My dog likes grapes. I give her just few at a time. Will this harm her? Are grapes toxic to dogs? Can it be fatal?
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Are cats aware that lilies are toxic?

I have a few outdoor cats that like to roam freely along the street sometimes. I've just learned that lilies are poisonous to cats and I don't have any in my garden, but there is a lady nearby who ...
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Washing cat toys made of fabric/absorbent material

I have some toy mice that are infused with catnip so the cats are really chewing on them. The toys are soaked through with their saliva. How should I wash the toys when they are done? I understand ...
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Cat has acute episodes of extreme ALT levels. Vet and we are at a loss as there's no obvious toxin access, looking for weird or uncommon ideas

We've been to a pretty good vet. We know the symptoms, but we just can't figure out what might be going on, or a cause. The vet says its serious and possibly life threatening, but he's at a loss what ...
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Is wooden worktop oil safe for cats?

I'm considering wooden worktops when in replace my kitchen, which will need regular oiling with this or something similar: Rustins Danish Oil. While I'm pretty sure it will be safe when dry, I can't ...
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The curious case of the cannabis cat?

I have a 7-year-old British shorthair cat that sleeps next to me every night. I vape cannabis oil as a sleep aid a few times a week, usually while reading or watching a movie just before sleep. I do ...
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My 2 week old kittens are probably ill

I'm having a problem with my 2 week old kittens. They have been sprayed by a perfume. Suddenly, they started to vomit worms and milk, too. And the other kitten has been dropped from a height, probably ...
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How can I safely induce vomiting in a dog?

This answer says that salt is considered poisonous to dogs. Additionally, the site linked in that answer states: The use of salt to induce vomiting in dogs and cats is no longer the standard of ...
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Weed killer that's safe for a horse paddock

There's some weeds I'd like to kill in the horses' paddocks. One is 'bindi eye' - the other I'm not sure what it's called. Anyway, I want to poison them before Spring (which starts next month here) ...
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Obstipation + toxic antibiotic intake!

My bunny has constipation for last couple days, last night I noticed she has a wobbly tooth too (I easily pulled it out-root was necrotic with a little pus inside) so in panic and fear of formation of ...
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Why do cats and dogs react different when bitten by snake

This question is about pets bitten by the snake common european viper/adder (vipera berus) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vipera_berus when a dog gets bitten by this snake the dog must get to a vet ...
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Testing for external factors contributing to a cat's loss, keeping other cat safe

Very long story, as short as possible (intro first, questions at bottom): Two cats. In mid-February cat C (female, indoor, 3 yr, spayed), presented with: Thick, excessive drooling. Mild appetite ...
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Has my dog eaten fox bait?

We live on a 10 acre property surrounded on one side by other small properties and on the other, a large expanse of forested bushland. My small 5 year old Kelpie cross and 7 year old cattle dog cross ...
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What OTC vitamins or supplements that people take are toxic to cats?

Over the counter (OTC) vitamins and supplements are taken by a lot of people. Of the ones commonly available, which are toxic to cats in standard human doses? For the sake of this question, assume the ...
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Chronic low-level cyanide poisoning in dogs

We're trying to diagnose a recurring limp in my 6mo puppy. Been to the vet a few times, x-rays, etc. But I had a outside thought. He's been eating the apples that fall in the front yard, and I just ...
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is redwood decorative bark mulch stained black bad for dogs?

So, we want to add medium size redwood bark pieces (mulch) around our yard at the flower beds. We have a 3mo. old German Shepherd pup. Landscaper suggested black, but we are concerned that this is ...
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Is indirect exposure to non-alcoholic beer dangerous for cats?

That may be a strange question but my kittens expressed a lot of interest in bottle of non-alcoholic beer I was drinking. They tried to lick the bottle and started licking me around my lips. I could ...
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Is there any ant killer which is safe for my pets?

I am trying to find very effective and natural ant killer to kill ants inside my house. they are all over, in my kitchen, in my bedroom, windows, main doors. I was tried some ant killers, but they ...
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Can I use polymerisation glue for acryl in aquarium water?

I created a protection for my filter entry with acryl and polymerisation glue Evonic Acrifix 1R 0192 in form of a cube. Can I use it in my aquarium (under water) without harming fish after drying it ...
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Berries poisonous for cats

Are these berries poisonous for my cat? (no, he hasn't eaten any, but if they would be dangerous for him, I'd remove that Bush, just to make sure...)
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Are cashew nuts harmful to cats

I recently pinched my brother's cat to stop him from eating a cashew seed. My cat tried eating a cashew seed I presented him with as well. Hazelnuts and some other nuts can be highly toxic to cats ...
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What makes lilies toxic to cats?

I have been looking around and I have not seen to why lilies are toxic to cats. I know the whole plant is toxic, but why? Just curious.
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Cat may have consumed some garlic - will he be alright?

My flatmate left some garlic butter out and I think I just caught my cat licking it. He probably had about 3 "licks". Is that a toxic amount? He is almost a year old.
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What should I do if I catch my cat eating a poisonous plant?

Just a thought. If I were to catch on of my cats eating a plant that I know is poisonous to cats (e.g. travelling over christmas and they found a poinsettia). Is there something that I should do to ...
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Are bamboo leaves nutritious or poisonous to rabbits?

I have Bamboo in my backyard with lots of good growth all year round. I want to know if the leaves and shoots can be eaten by rabbits? I do not have any rabbits yet, but I am trying to scope out the ...
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Authoritative resource for toxic foods for rats

Is there any authoritative resource for what foods are toxic for what animals? I'm getting conflicting information from around the web. In this case, I'm specifically interested in rats.
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What are safe materials for repairing a scratching post?

We have a small carpeted cat tree with a sisal/hemp covered scratching post support. The cats seem to love this scratching post more than any other, as they have torn up the sisal to where it is ...