DANGEROUS AND POISONOUS PLANTS TO PETS

The list of potentially dangerous house plants and outdoor plants is extremely long. Identification of all of the different types of poisonous plants is not possible here, but a selected list of the most common plants that can be toxic to your pets are as follows:

Alfalfa
Amaryllis
Angel’s Trumpet
Arrowgrass – Can be fatal
Azalea
Bird of Paradise
Bittersweet American – Berries can be fatal
Black Locust
Bleeding Heart
Buttercup
Calla Lily, Wild, Yellow
Castor Bean – Can be fatal
Cherry Tree – Foliage and bark 
Cherry, Jerusalem, Ordinary, Christmas
Chinaberry
Chokeberry
Chrysanthemum, Pot, Spider
Clover, Alsike and other clovers
Coriara – Causes convulsions
Creeping Charlie
Crown of Thorns
Daffodil
Delphinium
Dieffenbachia – Can be fatal
Easter Lily – Can be fatal
Elderberry – Can cause cyanide poisoning
Elephant Ears
Fern, Bracken Asparagus, Sprangeri
Foxglove
Hemlock, Poison, Water – Can be fatal
Hemp
Holly, English
Hyacinth

 

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Hydrangea
Ivy, English, Ground, Poison, Glocal, Heart,
Needlepoint, Ripple
Jack-In-The-Pulpit
Jasmine
Jimsonweed – Can be fatal
Larkspur
Lily-Of-The-Valley – Can be fatal
Locoweed – Can be fatal
Lupine
Milkweed, Common
Mint, Purple
Mistletoe – Can be fatal
Moon Weed – Causes convulsions
Mushrooms and Toadstools – Can be fatal
Nettles
Nightshade
Oleander – Can be fatal
Peach Tree – Foliage & bark can cause cyanide
poisoning
Philodendron – Can be fatal
Poinsettia – Can be fatal
Pokeweed
Rhododendron
Rhubarb – Can cause convulsions and death
Skunk Cabbage
Spinach
St. John’s Wort
Thorn Apple
Tomato Vine
Tulip
Umbrella Plant – Can be fatal
Yew, Japanese, American, Ornamental, English

Symptoms will vary from animal to animal. Some may eat these plants and will exhibit local irritants such as drooling,
vomiting, diarrhea, irritation to the mouth and skin, or swelling around the area of the mouth. Extreme cases of
poisoning may cause convulsions, tremors to the heart, respiratory and kidney problems, and in the most extreme
causes, coma or even death. It is a good idea to note that most dogs and cats will vomit after chewing on plants; this
probably does not mean poisoning. Only severe or persistent vomiting is a danger sign, especially when accompanied
with one or more of the other symptoms.
Be sure to know the names of the plants in and around your home and keep potentially toxic plants of the areas
accessible to your pet. If your pet should happen to be poisoned by a hazardous plant or any other substance, contact
your veterinarian immediately. Do not try to induce vomiting without consulting a veterinarian first. Always be sure
to keep the phone number of your vet and the Animal Poison Control Center near your phone.