Toxic Plants Your Dog Should Avoid: What Plants Are Poisonous To Dogs

Toxic Plants Your Dog Should Avoid: What Plants Are Poisonous To DogsHow much do you think you know about what plants are poisonous to dogs? The fact is that there are many different types of plants and flowers can be poisonous – even deadly. The list below of toxic plants your dog should avoid offers some insight into how careful you need to be. Side effects can range from mild to severe depending on the type of plant and how much is consumed. Keep this list of plants your dog should avoid handy; if you think that your animal is ill or may have ingested a poisonous plant, contact your local veterinarian or the ASPCA 24-hour emergency poison hotline (888) 426-4435.

Plant Side Effects
Aloe vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, depression, tremors, change in urine color
Apple and
Crabapple
seeds, stems and leaves can result in red mucous membranes, dilated pupils, difficulty breathing, panting and shock
Avocado vomiting and diarrhea
Azalea/
Rhododendron
vomiting, diarrhea, excessive salivation, weakness, coma, death
Calla Lily/Trumpet
Lily/Arum Lily
oral irritation and pain, excessive salivation, vomiting, difficulty swallowing
Chrysanthemum/
Mum/Daisy
vomiting, diarrhea, excessive salivation, loss of coordination, dermatitis
Cyclamen excessive salivation, vomiting, diarrhea, heart arrhythmias, seizures, death
Daffodil/
Narcissus
vomiting, salvation, diarrhea, convulsions, low blood pressure, tremors, heart arrhythmias
Grapes kidney failure
Heliotrope causes liver destruction
Hyacinth vomiting, diarrhea, depression, tremors
Hydrangea vomiting, diarrhea, depression
Iris excessive salivation, vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy
Lily of the Valley vomiting, irregular heart beat, low blood pressure, disorientation, coma, seizures
Marijuana/
Hashish
depression, vomiting, loss of coordination, excessive salivation, dilated pupils, low blood pressure, low body temperature, seizure, coma
Mistletoe gastrointestinal complications, cardiovascular collapse, difficulty breathing, slow heart rate, behavior changes, vomiting, diarrhea
Philodendron oral irritation and burning, excessive salivation, vomiting, difficulty swallowing
Tobacco hyperexcitability then depression, vomiting, loss of coordination, paralysis
Tulip vomiting, depression, diarrhea, excessive salivation
Yew/
Japanese Yew
sudden death from acute cardiac failure (early signs include muscular tremors, difficulty breathing, seizures

You can find a full list of plants your dog should avoid, along with photos and descriptions at ASPCA.org, the website of the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

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