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

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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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Pet-safe adhesive [duplicate]

I need to glue two cats together and... just kidding. I have a bunch of old cardboard boxes that I was thinking of slicing and making cat scratchers out of. I need to glue the cardboard together. It ...
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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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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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URGENT! 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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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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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 nut. My cat tried eating a cashew nut I presented him with as well. Hazelnuts and some other nuts can be highly toxic to cats and ...
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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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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 pets

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 ...
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Can dogs differentiate edible fungi?

Now autumn is here, the seasonal proliferation of fungi is upon us. This weekend, walking my dog in the local woods, there was an unusually large overnight growth of mushrooms of various types. There ...
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After using Spectracide® Weed Stop® for Lawns how long before the grass is safe to eat?

A friend has a lawn that has been treated with Spectracide® Weed Stop® for Lawns, and she has rabbits that she would like to allow graze on the lawn. Following the links from the Manufactures site it ...
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Cat always tries to eat chives

We have a (supposedly) Maine Coon and Persian mix. I have put some herbs (parsley and chives) onto our balcony. On the right side, there is also some flower, I forgot which kind it it. The chives ...
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Is PVA glue safe to use in my leopard gecko's enclosure?

I'm building my gecko a new moist hide, since I didn't like the shop-bought ones very much. Without going into all the details, the lid consists of two thin, flat pieces of wood I have shaped and now ...
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How can I make sure my Bearded Dragon's terrarium is safe after my apartment has been fumigated?

I just received notice that my apartment is getting bug-bombed this weekend. I'm planning on moving my bearded dragon to a smaller terrarium so that it's easier to move him out for the day, but I don'...
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How do I make sure my fish tank is safe after my apartment has been fumigated?

I just received notice that my apartment is getting bug-bombed this weekend. I'll have to move all my animals out of the apartment for the day while the gas dissipates, but my fish are in a 55 gallon ...
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What is the recovery profile for botulism?

Assuming my pet rabbit survives botulism poisoning, what should the recovery process look like? I have researched a lot and either am not finding, or am not understanding the details. Pet ingests ...
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Is it safe for a dog to eat poisonous bugs?

Is it safe for any dog to eat poisonous bugs such as scorpions, centipedes, black widows, etc? My dog eats poisonous bugs that are in our house (mainly black widows and scorpions) but I thought it ...
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What steps should San Francisco pet owners take to avoid poisoned meatballs?

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, someone is leaving poisoned meatballs around San Francisco, apparently in an attempt to either poison pets or other animals. The meatballs were placed in ...
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Is it safe to paint the toenails of a reptile, or does it pose a hazard to the reptile?

I have no intention of doing this myself, but I saw some photos on Facebook of someone's bearded lizard with painted toenails and I was curious. Apart from the look of the thing (I'm not in favour, ...
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Is it safe to use tung oil to waterproof a rabbit enclosure?

I'm thinking about building my own wooden rabbit enclosure and want to waterproof it for ease of clean-up. If I use tung oil to waterproof the wood, will it harm the rabbits (as long as the wood is ...
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What kind of paint is safe to use on a bird cage?

My bird's cage is starting to show its age a bit and could use a fresh paint job. I've heard that you have to be careful with the type of paint you use since birds will pick at the bars of their cage. ...
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How can cat owners protect cats from secondary poisoning from rodenticides?

Modern rodenticides are specially designed chemicals that cause vermin death by altering vermin's metabolism. One often used group of such chemicals is called anticoagulants. No symptoms are ...
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Is it safe for dogs to swim in chlorinated water?

Owners of Labradors are probably familiar with their dogs jumping into everything that contains at least trace amounts of water, murky ponds, muddy puddles, etc. An answer to a question about a ...
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Can trace amounts of onions, or other foods poisonous to dogs, be harmful?

I'm asking this in response to the question: Are onions dangerous for my cat or dog and why? The above question concludes that onions and garlic are poisonous to dogs. But what about trace amounts? ...
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How can one treat a Hobo spider that was mildly exposed to bug barrier?

While this might sound weird, I take the opposite approach to spiders as most people I know. While poisonous, they are extremely beneficial and help keep down insect and bug populations. While ...
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Are onions dangerous for my cat or dog and why?

Someone advised me not to feed my cat or dog foods which include garlic or onion, as they are bad for my pets and can make them sick. Is this true? How would it make my cat or dog sick?
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What signs indicate a dog has been baited with poison?

I asked How long can fox baits be harmful for my dog? about my neighbor's dog dying from eating fox bait. We had a rescue whippet when we first moved into this apartment complex. She loved to go for ...
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How long can fox baits be harmful for my dog?

My neighbors whippet recently died from going into the bush when there were fox baits. The councils do warn that they are laying baits. (I also had a whippet that died from being baited on our common ...
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Is chocolate harmful for dogs?

There's all this fuss over feeding dogs chocolate and how it can be harmful and even fatal. I had never heard of this growing up and we never had a problem all the years we had dogs, but looking back ...