As long as they do not eat the bait, there should be no problem. Be sure to place the bait in cabinets, drawers, shelves, etc. where pets cannot get to it. As far as being toxic to pets, they would have to eat a lot of bait to make them sick. Be sure to place small pea size dots of bait and this way there would not be enough bait to cause any issues if they were to eat it.