Glenway Animal Hospital

6272 Glenway Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45211



Pet Poison Prevention 

Signs of Poisoning

- vomiting and diarrhea

- weakness and depression

- nervous stimulation, including tremors or seizures

- drinks excessive amounts of water

- rapid or slow breathing

- tongue and gum turning white, blue or brown; instead of pink


All of these are important signs that your pet may have ingested something toxic.  First, it is important to examine the vomit for evidence of the substance that was ingested.  For example: packaging, food, plant, or other important clues.

It is important to:

1) Remain Calm

2) Contact ASPCA (Animal Poison Control Center) at:


3) Contact your veterinarian

If your pet is having seizures, difficulty breathing, is unconscious or bleeding; rush them to your vet or emergency clinic immediately!

Common Household Toxins

Many of the items listed below can be toxic to your pet. 

Medication should always be labeled and given to your pet only when recommended by your veterinarian.

Foods:  apple seeds, apricot pit, avocado, grapes and raisins, moldy cheese, CHOCOLATE, onion, garlic, xylitol-sweetened gum


medication (over the counter and prescription)

cleaning products

insecticides and pesticides

vitamin supplements

flea & tick medication

items in your garbage (trash can must have lid)

Poisonous Plants

(in cats and dogs)


Aloe Vera


Baby's Breath

Branching Ivy

Calla Lily


 Cut leaf Philodendron


Easter Lily (cats)

English Ivy

Elephant Ears


Lily of the Valley


Morning Glory


Oriental Lily (cats)


Tiger Lily (cats)

Tomato Plant

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