When our pets eat something we know they shouldn’t, it can be a very scary feeling. If you ever suspect your cat or dog has eaten something they shouldn’t have please call us at VCH right away! We will be able to give you medical advice and the appropriate actions to take for your pet’s health. Compiled are the top 10 most common toxicities we see in our canine and feline friends.


Top 10 Dog Toxicities

  1. Chocolate
  2. Rodenticide poisoning
  3. Insect Bait Stations
  4. Fertilizers
  5. Xylitol Containing products (such as sugar free gum and candy)
  6. Ibuprofen ( Advil, Motrin or the generic forms of these)
  7. Acetaminophen (Tylenol or the generic form)
  8. Silica Gel Packs
  9. Amphetamines (such as ADHD medications)
  10. House hold Cleaners


Top 10 Cat toxicities

  1. Lilies
  2. Canine permethrin insectides (canine topical flea and tick products)
  3. Household Cleaners
  4. Rodenticides
  5. Paints and Varnishes
  6. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory
  7. Amphetamines
  8. Acetaminophen (Tylenol or the generic form)
  9. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin or the generic forms)
  10. Glow sticks/Glow Jewelry


The ASPCA is also an excellent resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, and 365 days a year. If you think that your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call us right away or call (888) 426-4435. A $65 consultation fee may be applied to your credit card, however if your pet is microchipped with Home Again and registered, the consultation fee may not apply.



And because summer is right around the corner… here are some of the most common emergencies.


Top Summer Emergencies

  1. Heat stroke
  2. Insect stings/bites
  3. Bite wounds/punctures
  4. Road Traffic accidents
  5. Pool chemicals
  6. Salt water toxicity


If you have any more questions or concerns, please contact The Veterinary Center of Hudson at (234)380-8624! You can also email Dr. Daniel Bestic or Dr. Valerie Shaker at