Partial List of Poisons to Maltese
Acorns; Alcohol-ethanol, methanol, isopropyl;
Almonds; Alocasia; Amaryllis, Daffodil, Iris & Tulip
bulbs; Anemone; Angel's Trumpet (Datura candida); Anthurium; Apple seeds; Apple Leaf Croton;
Apricot & Peach pits; Arrowgrass; Arrowhead; Asparagus Fern; Autumn Crocus; Avocado; Azaleas.
Balsam Pear; Baneberry; Bayonet; Beargrass; Begonia; Belladonna; Bird Of Paradise berries;
Bittersweet; Black Cherry; Black-Eyed Susan; Black Locust; Bleeding Heart; Bloodberry; Bloodroot; Bluebonnets; Boston Ivy; Bottlebrush; Boxwood; Bracken fern; Branching Ivy; Buckeye;
Buddist Pine; Buckthorn; Burning Bush; Buttercup.
Cactus; Caffeine; Candelabra; Caladiums; Calamondin Orange; Calla Lily; Candlenut; Cardinal Flower;
Castor beans; Ceriman; Chalice Vine; Charming Diefenbachia; Cherries, Seeds & Laural; China &
Christmas Berry; Chinese Gooseberry; Chinese Sacred Bamboo; Choke Cherry; Christmas Candle;
Christmas tree water; Christmas Rose; Chrysanthemum; Cigars, Cigarettes & butts - all nicotine;
Cineraria; Clematis; Cordatum; Clematis; Clusia; Common Box; Common Privet; Coral Plant; Coriaria;
Corn, Cornflower & Cornstalk Plant; Corydalis; Crocus; Croton; Crown of Thorns; Cuban Laurel;
Cutleaf Philodendron; Cycads; Cyclamen.
Daffodil; Daphne; Datura; Deadly Nightshade; Death Camas; Delphinium; Destroying Angel;
Devil's Ivy; Dicentrea; Dieffenbachia; Dogwood; Dracaena Palm; Dragon Tree; Dumbcane.
Easter Lily; Eggplant; Elaine Codiaeum; Elderberry; Elephant Ears; Emerald Feather; English Holly,
Ivy & Yew; Eucalyptus; Eunymus; Euphorbia; Evergreen; Exotica Perfection Dieffenbachia.
Ferns; Fiddle-leaf Fig; Flax; Florida Beauty; Four o'Clock; Foxglove; Fruit pits; Fruit Salad plant.
Garden Glow; Garden Sorrel; German Ivy; Giant Dumb Cane; Glacier Ivy; Glory Lily; Gold Dieffenbachia;
Gold Dust Dracaena; Golden Chain, Glow & Pothos; Gopher Purge; Green Dragon; Green Gold
Nephthysis; Ground Cherry.
Hanh's Self-Branching English Ivy; Heartleaf Philodendron; Hellebore; Hemlock; Henbane; Holly; Honeysuckle; Horsebeans; Horsebrush; Horse Chestnut; Horsehead Philodendron; Horsetail Reed;
Hurricane Plant; Hyacinth; Hydrangea.
Impatiens; Indian Laurel; Indian Rubber Plant; Indian Splurge Tree; Iris; Ivy.
Jack-In-The-Pulpit; Janet Craig Dracaena; Japanese Plum & Yew; Java Beans; Jerusalem Cherry
(Solanum pseudocapsicum); Jessamine; Jimson Weed; Jonquil; Jungle Trumpets.
Kalanchoe; Kentucky Coffee Tree.
Lacy Tree Philodendron; Lantana; Lantana Camara; Larkspur (Delphinum); Laurels; Lily;
Lily-Of-The-Valley; Lily Spider; Lima Beans; Locoweed; Lobelia; Lords & Ladies; Lupine.
Madagasgar Dragon Tree; Malanga; Marble Queen; Marigold; Marijuana; Matrimony Vine;
Medicine Plant; Mescal; Mexican Breadfruit; Milkweed; Miniature Croton; Mistletoe; Moccasin
Flower; Mock Orange; Monkeypod; Monkshood (Wolf bane); Monsteras; Moonseed;
Morning Glory; Mother-in-Law; Mountain Laurel; Mushrooms.
Nandina (Heavenly Bamboo); Narcissus; Needlepoint Ivy; Nephthytis; Nicotiana
(Ornamental tobacco); Night Blooming Jasmine; Nightshade; Nutmeg; Nux Vomica.
Oaks; Oleander; Onion; Oxalis.
Panda; Peace Lily; Peach, Pear & Plum seeds; Pencil Cactus & Tree; Peony; Periwinkle; Peyote; Philodendron; Philodendron Pertusum; Pigweed; Pimpernel; Plumosa Fern; Poinciana; Poinsettia;
Poison Hemlock, Ivy, Oak & Sumac; Pokeweed; Pongam; Poppy; Potato leaves & stem; Pothos;
Precatory Bean; Primula; Privet; Purple Foxglove; Pyracantha.
Red Angel's Trumpet; Red Emerald; Red Princess; Red-Margined Dracaena; Redwood; Rhododendron; Rhubarb leaves; Ribbon Plant; Rosary Pea; Rosemary; Rubber Plant.
Saddle Leaf Philodendron; Sage; Sago Palm; Sandbox Tree; Satin Pothos; Schefflera; Scotch Broom; Shamrock; Silver Pothos; Skunk Cabbage; Snapdragon; Snowdrops; Snow on the Mountain; Soapberry; Solandra; Split Leaf Philodendron; Spotted Dumb Cane; Spurges; Squirrel Corn; Staggerweed; Star Of Bethlehem; String of Pearls/Beads; Striped Dracaena; Sweetheart Ivy; Sweetpea; Swiss Cheese plant.
Tansy Mustard; Taro Vine; Thornapple; Tiger Lily; Toadstool; Tobacco; Tomato; Tree Philodendron;
Tree Tobacco; Tropic Snow Dumbcane; True Aloe; Tulip Bulbs; Tung Tree.
Variable Dieffenbachia; Variegated Philodendron; Variegated Rubber Plant; Venus Flytrap; Virginia Creeper.
Warneckei Dracaena; Water Hemlock; Weeping Fig; Western Yew; Wild Call; Wisteria.
Yellow Allamanda & Jasmine; Yew.
Common examples of human medications that can be potentially lethal to pets, even in small doses, include:
Cold Weather Hazards
Ice melting products
Rat and mouse bait
Common Household Hazards
Fabric softener sheets
Additives In Pet Food
Now, what we have is extremely low level food, with contaminants galore. To compensate for
nutrient loss in the manufacturing process, they add some chemically isolated vitamins and minerals
with high tech names such as Pyroxidine hydrochloride, calcium pantothinate, iron carbonate,
potassium chloride and manganous oxide. Now, it should look pretty…so they add a healthy dose of
FD and C Red #40…unbelievable!
With holistic pet care for dogs and cats, etc. we are very concerned about these
chemicals, which include:
Propylene glycol – Normally this is used as a de-icing fluid for airplanes. It is put into pet foods to
maintain moisture and texture. It is added to prevent bacterial growth but also inhibits the growth of friendly bacteria within the intestines. Propylene glycol decreases the amount of moisture in the
digestive tract leading to constipation and cancer.
Ethoxyquin – This was originally designed as a rubber stabilizer and herbicide but before its approval,
it was considered a poison. At the outset, it was to be used as a grain preservative in feed for animals
not expected to live for more than two years before they are slaughtered. It has been reported to
cause liver cancer in dogs and malformations or even death in newborn puppies.
BHT and BHA – This has been very poorly tested. It is reported to cause liver damage,
metabolic stress, fetal abnormalities and serum cholesterol increases. It is added to preserve already
rancid fats in the food. Fats in this form are very difficult to digest and can lead to a host of health problems including diarrhea, gas, bad breath and vomiting.
Artificial Coloring – This doesn’t have to be labeled with any more definition than that. They are all
coal tar derivatives which have been implicated in anything from cancer to birth defects.
Sodium Nitrate – This converts in the body to nitrosamines, which are very carcinogenic.
They are added to retain the red colour to make the meat look fresh. Yeah – Right!
Heavy Metal Toxicity – Because meat is high on the food chain, contamination with heavy metals
such as lead and mercury is very much a concern. Spot checks on cat food have revealed lead
levels ranging from .9 ppm to 7.0 ppm and dog food anywhere from 1.0 to 5.6 ppm It should never
be over .5ppm.
Thimerosal is a mercury containing preservative used in vaccines. Mercury is a known neurotoxin.
There is a vast amount of research/discussions going on globally at this point in time relating to
mercury in dental amalgams, vaccinations and the environment in general. Many researchers are
linking mercury to the tremendous increase in autism in children. If you do decide to immunize
your animal, please, for their sake, insist on thimerosal-free vaccinations. They do exist..but they
do not have the same shelf life, so many companies try to sell the vets on the preserved issues for..
you got it..profits!
ALSO Chocolate (dogs); aspirin & aspirin substitutes (cats), Lysol, Pinesol, Phisoderm,
hexachlorophene, Phenol-group Coal & Wood Tar derivatives (cats); all anti-freezes; pesticides;
some flea products; some fertilizers & vegetables; tinsel, ornaments, ribbons, wrappings &
Christmas tree water.
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