"My neighbor poisoned my dog" syndrome
Although clients often think a pet’s toxicosis stems from a nasty neighbor, most often the poisoning is due to a toxic agent from another source, says Patricia Talcott, DVM, PhD, DABVT. At the CVC in Washington, D.C., Dr. Talcott shared case reports of toxicoses due to chocolate, mushrooms, the rodenticide fluoroacetate, and xylitol.
For more on xylitol toxicosis, see New findings on the effects of xylitol ingestion in dogs. Also see the 10 most common poisonings in dogs and cats in the related links below.