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How to Poison Proof Your 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. Here is the list of kitchen products that the veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline recommend keeping away from pets.

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Top 10 Toxins in the Kitchen

  1. Chocolate
  2. Xylitol (sugar-free chewing gum)
  3. Grapes/raisins/currants
  4. Caffeine (coffee, tea)
  5. Fatty scraps
  6. Onions/garlic/chives
  7. Macadamia nuts
  8. Unbaked yeast bread dough
  9. Alcohol
  10. Table salt

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