Dangerous Medicines and foods
Under no circumstances give your Collie any of the following drugs or
Foods that can
Your pets can be poisoned too. Follow the same poison prevention tips for
children to protect you animals. The following are some additional poison
prevention tips specifically for your pet:
- Never give your pet any medications unless specifically instructed to do
so by a veterinarian. Many human medications can have dire consequences to
animals, even in small amounts.
- Never give your dog chocolate. Dogs are particularly sensitive to
chocolate, and it is considered extremely poisonous for dogs.
- Be aware of you houseplants. Many common household plants can cause kidney
damage to your pets if ingested.
- Keep all medications out of an animals reach, even they can get into a
closed medicine bottle.
- Keep hydrogen peroxide available in case you need to make your animal
vomit due to a poisoning. Do not give the peroxide unless instructed to do so
by a veterinarian or a Poison Centre.
- When treating you animal for ticks and fleas, read all product labels
before you begin. Follow the safety recommendations given for you and for the
- Hose-down areas in your driveway or garage in which chemicals have been
drained or leaked. A small amount of many chemicals can be fatal to an animal.
- Be aware of neighbourhood poisons that may be lurking for your pet.
- slug or snail baits put out in gardens
- yards and gardens recently treated with insecticides
- mushrooms and outdoor plants
- rat and mouse poisons