Unfortunately, each year thousands of dogs and cats suffer from accidental ingestion of household poisons. Part of our mission is to lower this number, but we need your help.

How we want to help you

  • be prepared

    We’ll teach you how to poison proof your home and surroundings.

  • recognize the signs

    We’ll help you understand the signs and symptoms of pet poisoning.

  • be great owners

    We want to help you care for your pet in the best possible way.

“Paws on Safety:
One Minute Pet Clinic”

one minute pet clinic videos

In an effort to continually bring pet education and poison prevention information to all pet owners, Pet Poison Helpline teamed up with VPI Pet Insurance to create these educational videos on poisonous plants, toxic human meds, garden dangers and more!

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The basics of pet safety

Top 10 pet poison lists, seasonal and holiday poisons

Most Common

The Top 10 most common toxins owners call for

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Plants

Top 10 poisonous plants

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Medications

Top 10 human medications poisonous to pets

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Spring

Common pet poisons in the Spring

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Winter

Winter holiday pet poison tips

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easter

Common pet poisons during Easter holiday

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Summer

Common pet poisons in the Summer

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Fall

Common Fall toxins poisonous to dogs and cats

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Halloween

Halloween dangers to dogs and cats

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Explore room-by-room and learn how to poison proof your home

kitchen

It’s amazing (yet scary) how many common food items in our kitchen are poisonous to our pets! Some of these food items, while safe to you, may cause serious problems if ingested by our dogs and cats. See the list of kitchen products we recommend keeping away from pets.

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kitchen

It’s amazing (yet scary) how many common food items in our kitchen are poisonous to our pets! Some of these food items, while safe to you, may cause serious problems if ingested by our dogs and cats. See the list of kitchen products we recommend keeping away from pets.

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Bathroom

From cleaners, to makeup, to medications, there are a lot of common items found in our bathrooms that can pose problems for our pets. Learn more about the dangers lurking under our sinks and on our counter tops!

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Bathroom

From cleaners, to makeup, to medications, there are a lot of common items found in our bathrooms that can pose problems for our pets. Learn more about the dangers lurking under our sinks and on our counter tops!

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Living Room

While your living room may be one of your pet’s favorite places to hang out, it can also be one of the most dangerous! Be cognizant of these common living room dangers and make sure to follow these helpful poison proofing tips.

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Living Room

While your living room may be one of your pet’s favorite places to hang out, it can also be one of the most dangerous! Be cognizant of these common living room dangers and make sure to follow these helpful poison proofing tips.

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Utility Room

This multi-purpose room has a multitude of potential toxins inside. Learn more about which items should be securely stored out of your pets' reach.

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Utility Room

This multi-purpose room has a multitude of potential toxins inside. Learn more about which items should be securely stored out of your pets' reach.

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Garage

Many common auto and seasonal maintenance and cleaning products can be dangerous to dogs and cats if ingested. Learn more about the products that pose the biggest threat and should be kept away from pets at all times!

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Garage

Many common auto and seasonal maintenance and cleaning products can be dangerous to dogs and cats if ingested. Learn more about the products that pose the biggest threat and should be kept away from pets at all times!

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Yard & Garden

Some common insecticides and fertilizers can be problematic for pets if ingested. Check our list of common yard and garden items to keep away from your dogs and cats.

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Yard & Garden

Some common insecticides and fertilizers can be problematic for pets if ingested. Check our list of common yard and garden items to keep away from your dogs and cats.

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Pet loss support

“What we have once enjoyed 
we can never lose; 
All that we love deeply
 becomes a part of us.
”
– Helen Keller

There are few things greater than the joy a pet brings into our lives. However, the sorrow of having to say good-bye to a constant companion is often not easy to accept. If you are struggling after the loss of a beloved pet, please reach out to a grief hotline or local pet loss support group through your veterinary clinic or shelter.

Common grief symptoms
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A guide to euthanasia desicion making
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