Animal Wellness Center - Veterinarians - West Palm Beach, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Loxahatchee

Animal Wellness Center

137 S. State Road 7
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33414


Foods to Avoid Feeding Your Pet

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Avocado
  • Chocolate (all forms)
  • Coffee (all forms)
  • Fatty or Fried foods
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Moldy or spoiled foods
  • Onions, onion powder
  • Grapes & raisins
  • Salt
  • Yeast dough
  • Garlic, garlic salt, garlic powder
  • Products sweetened with Xylitol


Common examples of human medications that can be potenially lethal to pets, even in small doses:

  • Pain killers such as Tylenol, Advil or Aleve
  • Cold medications
  • Anti-cancer drugs
  • Antidepressants
  • Vitamins
  • Diet pills

Commons Household Hazards

  • Fabric softner sheets
  • Mothballs
  • Post-1982 pennies (due to high concentration of zinc)
  • Batteries
  • Liquid potpourri
  • Rat and mouse bait

Warm Weather Hazards

  • Animal toxins - bufo toads, insects, spiders, snakes & scorpions
  • Blue-green algae in ponds
  • Citronella candles
  • Cocoa mulch
  • Compost pile fertilizers
  • Flea products
  • Outdoor plants and plant bulbs
  • Swimming pool treatment supplies
  • Fly baits containing methomyl
  • Slug and snail baits containing metaldehyde

Cold Weather Hazards

  • Antifreeze
  • Ice melting products

Holiday Hazards

  • Christmas tree water (may contain fertilizers or bacteria causing upset stomach)
  • Electrical cords
  • Ribbons or tinsel (commonly causes intestinal blockage in cats/kittens)
  • Glass ornaments

Non-Toxic Substances (but may cause upset stomach)

  • Water based paints
  • Toilet bowl water
  • Silica gel
  • Poinsetta plants
  • Cat Litter
  • Glue traps
  • Glow jewelry


This list was compiled by the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center