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TOXIC PLANTS FOR DOGS

Here are some of the toxic plants you should keep away from your pets. If you suspect that your dog might have eaten any plant that might be toxic, contact his/her vet immediately. Many common house and garden plants can be toxic to animals if swallowed. The symptoms can be diarrhea, nausea, or skin allergies.

Our list is limited, we do not have the lethal dosage (per dog weight) of these plant parts. If you need further information about a particular plant , please contact your pet’s vet and local Poison Control Center.
Please note that we cannot answer questions relating to dog health —
instead of calling us or e-mailing us with your concerns, please contact your dog’s vet for speedy and accurate information & help. Only a trained vet can help you if you suspect that your dog has been poisoned, do not waste valuable time your pet has by relying on random websites or helpful info found online. Call his/her vet instead.

Most Poisonous
Moderately Poisonous
Least Poisonous
Toxic or Slightly Toxic Plants
Name
Parts
Clinical Signs
Apricot Stem, bark, seed pits
Azalea (Rhododendron spp.) All parts, mostly leaves Stomach irritation, abdominal pain, abnormal heart rate and rhythm, convulsions, coma, some death.
Bird of Paradise Fruit, seeds
Boston Ivy All parts
Caladium All parts
Creeping Charlie (Glecoma hederacea L.) All parts Sweating, drooling, usually not fatal.
Castor Bean (Ricinus communis) All part but mostly seeds, if chewed Nausea, abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea, tenesmus, dehydration, shortness of breath, excessive thirst, weakness, muscle twitching, convulsions, coma.
Choke Cherry (Prunus virginiana) Leaves, seed pits, stems, bark
Daffodil (Narcissus spp.) Bulbs
Daphne Berries, bark, leaves
English Ivy (Hedera helix L.) Leaves, berries Stomach irritation, diarrhea, troubled breathing, coma, death.
Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea L.) Leaves, seeds, flowers
Glacier Ivy Leaves, berries
Heartleaf All parts
Hemlock, Water (Cicuta maculata L.) All parts, root and root stalk Dilated pupils, frothing at the mouth, spasms muscles spasms, restlessness, convulsions, and death (within 15 min to 2 hours)
Hyacinth (Hyacinth orientalis) Bulbs, leaves, flowers Colic, vomiting and diarrhea, usually not fatal.
Hydrangea (Hydrangea spp.) Leaves, buds Irritation and inflammation of the digestive tract, diarrhea, bloody stool.
Jerusalem Cherry (Solanum pseudocapsicum L.) All parts, unripe fruit
Johnsongrass (Sorghum halepense) Leaves and stems, especially young plants. Breathing problems, severe anxiety, convulsions, coma, death. Intravenous antidote exsist.
Jimson Weed (Datura stramonium L.) All parts Rapid pulse, rapid breathing, dilated pupils, restlessness, nervousness, twitching, frequent urination, diarrhea, depression, weight loss, weak pulse, convulsions, coma, death.
Jonquil Bulbs
Lantana (Lantana camara L.) Leaves and berries Sluggishness, weakness, bloody diarrhea. In severe cases, death may occur in 2 to 4 days.
Lily-of-the-Valley (Convallaria majalis) All parts
Mandrake Roots, foliage, unripe fruit
Mistletoe Berries
Morning Glory Seeds
Marble Queen All parts
Nightshade (Solanum spp.) All parts Hallucinations, severe intestinal disturbances, diarrhea, drowsiness, numbness, dilated pupils, trembling, labored breathing, nasal discharge, rapid heartbeat, weak pulse, incoordination, paralysis or severe shaking of the rear legs, rapid heart rate, bloat, can be fatal.
Nephthytis, Arrowhead Vine All parts
Oats, (Avena sativa) All parts Breathing difficulty, skin irritation, paralysis, convulsions, death (rare).
Pigweed, Redroot (Amaranthus retroflexus) Leaves, stems, roots. Troubled breathing, trembling, weakness, coma, death.
Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) Leaves, flowers Not lethal, but can cause skin, mouth, eye, and stomach irritation.
Pokeweed, Inkberry All parts Colic, diarrhea, blood in stool, rare cases anemia, andpossible death.
Parlor Ivy All parts
Red Sage Green berries
Rhubarb (Rheum rhaponticum) Leaves Staggering, trembling, breathing difficulties, weakness, diarrhea, increased drinking and urinating, death.
Red Princess All parts
Saddleleaf All parts
Tulip (Tulipa spp.) Bulbs
Umbrella Plant All parts
Yew, English (Taxus baccata) and Japanese (Taxus cuspidata Sieb. & Zucc.) n/a Breathing problems, trembling, weakness, heart problems, stomach upset, very sudden death.

Other Sources

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