Father’s Day Pet Poisons

father's day pet poisons

Father’s Day Pet Poisons

father's day pet poisonsWith many of our communities able to celebrate Father’s Day this weekend, we anticipate an increase in calls about the following hazards to pets. Check out the list, keep an eye out for them at home and keep your pet safe:


  • High fat foods (e.g., pork crackling, sausages, drippings from barbeques, processed meats, etc)
  • Nuts (especially macadamia, pistachio, pecans and walnuts)
  • Skewered foods
  • Xylitol (an artificial sweetener found in confectionary and baked goods)
  • Chocolate
  • Alcohol
  • Grapes, raisins and sultanas
  • Onions, garlic and chives (especially leftover food that may contain them, as they will be particularly attractive to pets)
  • Batteries
  • Ribbons and string (e.g., from gifts)
  • Human medications (especially if there are visitors entering your home, they may keep medications in their bags or place them on a bedside table)


If you think your pet has been exposed to any of these items, call us on 1300 869 738 (AU) or 0800 869 738 (NZ) for a tailored risk assessment and recommendation, including first aid measures. Our service is free for all pet owners.

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