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Essential Oils

Severity scale:

Many liquid potpourri products and essential oils, including oil of cinnamon, citrus, pennyroyal, peppermint, pine, sweet birch, tea tree (melaleuca), wintergreen and ylang ylang, are poisonous to pets. Both ingestion and skin exposure can be toxic. Essential oils are used for aromatherapy, reed diffusers, or potpourri, but are also commonly found in lotions, shampoos, and other body products and pose similar risks. 

Other names: 
Potpourri, aromatherapy oils
Toxic to: 
Dogs and Cats
Symptoms: 
Ingestion can cause pawing at the mouth, vomiting, retching, lack of appetite, lethargy, weakness, dehydration, abdominal pain, difficulty swallowing and possibe organ damage. In cats especially, additional signs include behavior changes like hiding, drooling, stumbling or difficulty walking, hypothermia, tremors and coma.
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