Poisons & food dangers

Poisonings are one of the most common emergencies our out of hours vets see. Here we offer some advice on potential poisons and food dangers.

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How to identify a possible poisoning and what to do if you think your pet has been poisoned

There are lots of different chemicals, drugs and plants that are poisonous to our pets.  Here is an overview of common poisons and what to do if you think your pet has been poisoned.

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Human foods you should never give your dog

It can be tempting to share your food with your dogs, but what we consider to be treats can be extremely dangerous to our dogs.

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My dog has eaten chocolate, what should I do?

Chocolate contains a stimulant called theobromine (a bit like caffeine) that is poisonous to dogs. The amount of theobromide differs in the different types of chocolate (dark chocolate has the most in it). 

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Common seasonal poisons and food dangers for dogs

Here we've included some common poisonous substances and foods we see affecting dogs.  We have split them into seasons, but actually most can be seen at any time of year.

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Dangers of Ibuprofen to Dogs
Ibuprofen toxicity and dogs

One of the most common pain killers used by ourselves is Ibuprofen, commonly sold as Nurofen, but please do not be tempted to give it to your dog.

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The dangers of xylitol to dogs

For the health conscious, swapping sugar for xylitol is a sensible option but the complete opposite is true for our canine pets.

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My dog swallowed a foreign object, what should I do?

Most dogs (especially puppies) chew things and occasionally they will swallow things they shouldn’t.

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Christmas food dangers for dogs
Dangerous foods for dogs at Christmas

The festive period is one where we often introduce all manner of exciting items into the house that we don’t normally have. Some of these things can be potentially harmful to our dogs and it’s worth knowing some of the common pitfalls.

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