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Identifying Items Poisonous to Your Bulldog

By Susan M. Ewing

Part of Bulldogs For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Many common household items are poisonous to Bulldogs. You may think that your Bulldog can’t reach or find the items in the following lists, but check your cupboards to make sure. It’s amazing what Bulldogs can get into, and what they find they tend to eat. Keep your Bulldog safe!

Drugs and supplements

  • Acetaminophen

  • Amphetamine

  • Antihistamines and decongestants

  • Aspirin

  • Cocaine

  • Iron

  • Marijuana

  • Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

  • Sodium phosphate enemas

  • Tricyclic antidepressants

  • Zinc

Insecticides, pesticides, and podenticides

  • Amitraz

  • Anticoagulant rodenticide

  • Arsenic

  • Borate

  • Bromethalin

  • Cholecalciferol or Vitamin D rodenticides

  • DEET

  • Ivermectin (Avermectins)

  • Organophosphates and carbamates

  • Pyrethrin

  • Rotenone

  • Strychnine

  • Zinc-containing rodenticides


  • Chocolate and caffeine

  • Garlic

  • Grapes/Raisins

  • Macadamia nuts

  • Mushrooms

  • Onions

Household items

  • Acids

  • Alkalis (Corrosives)

  • Antifreeze

  • Arsenic

  • Borate

  • Bleach

  • Button batteries

  • Citrus oils

  • Detergents

  • Ethylene glycol

  • Iron

  • Isopropanol

  • Kerosene and gasoline

  • Lead

  • Mercury

  • Metaldehyde

  • Moth balls

  • Phenol and phenolic compounds

  • Pine oils

  • Zinc

The Peteducation Web site has a complete list of foods to avoid and the reasoning, and the many and varied plants that can do your dog harm.