Poisonous Plants for Dogs

 

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There are a number of plants that are toxic for dogs. In general dogs will stay away from poisonous plants but sometimes boredom or curiosity leads to them taking a nibble on something dangerous. If dogs eat these poisonous plants it can cause symptoms from vomiting to serious illness and even death.

 

A list of the more common house plants that are poisonous for dogs is provided below. It is not conclusive and if a plant in your garden is not listed here it doesn't meant that it's not toxic for dogs. A more comprehensive list of both toxic and non-toxic plants for dogs is availabel on the ASPCA website.

 

  • Autumn Crocus
  • Azaleas
  • Black Locust
  • Bleeding Heart
  • Buttercups
  • Castor Bean
  • Cherries (Wild and Cultivated)
  • Daffodil
  • Daphne
  • Dieffenbachia (Dumb Cane)
  • Elderberry
  • Elephant Ear
  • Foxgolve
  • Golden Chain
  • Hyacinth
  • Jack In The Pulpit
  • Jasmine
  • Jimson Weed (Thorn Apple)
  • Lantana Camara (Red Sage)
  • Larkspur
  • Laurels
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Mayapple
  • Mistletoe
  • Monkshood
  • Moonseed
  • Narcissus
  • Nightshade
  • Oak Trees
  • Oleander
  • Poison Hemlock
  • Rhododendrons
  • Rhubarb
  • Rosary Pea
  • Star of Bethlehem
  • Water Hemlock
  • Wisteria
  • Yew

 

This list of toxic plants for dogs was gathered from the Cornell University –

Department of Animal Science website.

 

 

 

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