Being knowledgeable about the most common toxins, including foods, that may harm your dog or cat can make the difference between life and death for your pet. The most important thing to remember is that if you believe your pet has ingested or come into contact with any poisonous substance, call your veterinarian immediately. When you call your veterinarian, be sure to have on hand information from containers or labels, or even a photograph of the suspected substance. The more information you can provide about the exposure - time elapsed, how much was ingested, size of pet, etc. - the better. This may help diagnose a poisoned pet faster and make it easier to treat and potentially save their lives.