Cancer-Causing Dog Products and Household Supplies


Aflatoxins are well-known carcinogens, poisonous to dogs and humans. They’re produced by a fungi that grows in soil, and are used in commercially produced corn, peanuts and cottonseeds (18). While it has been banned in some U.S. states, some still allow its use, and you might not always be able to tell from the label if your dog’s food contains it.


Commercial dog foods and treats stored on the shelf must always use some type of preservatives in order to keep them from spoiling and staying somewhat fresh. This part is unavoidable, unless you choose fresh dog food only. Ethoxyquin is one of them, and it’s commonly found in dog foods with fish meal (22). In dogs, ethoxyquin can cause immune deficiency, damage to kidney and liver, and cancers of the dog’s spleen, liver, skin, and stomach


Glyphosate is a commonly used herbicide, found in commercial products as well as pesticides for home use. These products are among the most offending cancer causing dog products on this list, with enough scientific evidence proving their harm,Glyphosate can cause DNA damage and mutations in dogs,

Laundry Supplies

You may not think of laundry supplies as a cancer causing dog product, but some of them will be. Certain laundry products, such as detergent, fabric softener, bleach, and dryer sheets can be hazardous for dogs Some items may include formaldehyde which is a known carcinogen (34).

Blue Dye

Certain blue food coloring, specifically Blue 1 and Blue 2 (indigotine), have been shown in studies to be cancerous to animals, food coloring it  linked to the cause of brain tumors in animals

Flea and Tick Treatments

The good news is that many work very well and do the job. The bad news is that some can also be considered among dangerous cancer-causing dog products.Some pesticides found in flea/tick products, such as fipronil and permethrin, can lead to some health problems in dogs, albeit rarely, pet owners who have children should know that use of some flea/tick products increases the risk of brain cancer in kids


Vaccines are important for your dog in many cases, against many dangerous diseases and they are generally safe . We don’t recommend avoiding vaccinating your dog, particularly when it comes to core vaccines. There are even vaccines in development to serve as anti-cancer in dogs, and they have been proven completely safe