2.. Xylitol – This sweetener found in sugarless chewing gum and candy, medications and nasal sprays causes a rapid drop in bloodpressure and liver failure in dogs.
3. NSAIDs – Ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. found in products like Advil, Motrin, and Aleve. Dogs don’t metabolize these drugs well; ingestions result in stomach ulcers and kidney failure.
4. Over the counter cold, cough and allergy medication: Those that contain acetaminophen or decongestants, such aspseudoephedrine or phenylephrine, are particularly toxic.
5.. Rodenticides (mouse poisoning) – These may cause internal bleeding, or brain swelling even in small amounts.
6. Grapes and raisins – These harmless human foods cause kidney damage in dogs.
7. Insect bait stations – These rarely cause poisoning in dogs – the bigger risk is bowel obstruction when dogs swallow the plastic casing
8. Prescription ADD/ADHD medications – These amphetamines such as Adderall, Concerta, Dexedrine, and Vyvasen can cause tremors, seizures, cardiac problems and death in pets.
9. Glucosamine joint supplements – Overdose of tasty products such as Cosequin and Move Freely typically only cause diarrhea;howeverin rare cases, liver failure can develop.
10. Silica gel packs and oxygen absorbors. – Silica gel packs, found in new shoes, purses or backpacks, is rarely a concern. The real threatsare the iron-containing oxygen absorbers found in food packages like beef jerky or pet treats, which can cause iron poisoning.