What’s growing in your garden? Top 20 Poisonous plants for dogs


This is the season where flowers bloom and sunny skies bring beautiful sunshine. Dangers also become a factor as toxic plants are in full bloom, posing risks to our beloved pets. Learn about the different kinds of plants that can harm pets and pose health risks to pets. Supervise your dogs and cats when they are outside as a precaution. The following is a list of common spring and summertime plants and the type of dangers they pose.

• Tulip (Tulip spp)- Ingestion can result in intense
vomiting, depression, diarrhea, hypersalivation, drooling and lack of appetite.

• Hyacinth (Hyacinthus oreintalis)- Ingestion can result in intense vomiting, diarrhea, depression and tremors.

• Daffodil (Narcissus spp)- Ingestion can result in severe gastrointestinal illness, convulsions, seizures, low blood pressure and tremors.

• Peace lily (Spathiphyllum spp)- Ingestion can result in ulcers in the mouth, vomiting and diarrhea.

• Easter cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesi)- Ingestion can result in vomiting, diarrhea and depression. Cats can also develop staggering.

 Easter daisy (Townsendia sericea)- This plant is considered non toxic.

• Easter orchid (Cattleya mossiae)- This plant is considered non toxic.

• Easter lily cactus (Echinopsis multiplex)- This plant is considered non toxic.

• Resurrection lily (Kaempferia pulchra)- This plant is considered non toxic.

• Crown of Thorns (Euphorbia splendens prostrata)- Ingestion results in vomiting and diarrhea.

• Azalea (Rhododendron spp)- Ivomiting, diarrhea, hypersalivation, weakness, coma, hypotension, CNS depression, cardiovascular collapse and death.

• Crocus (Colchicum autumnale)- Excessive salivation, abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, gastro-intestinal disorders, lack of appetite, tremors, convulsions, seizures

• Rhododendron (Rhododendron spp)- Vomiting, diarrhea, hypersalivation, weakness, coma, hypotension, CNS depression, cardiovascular collapse and death.

• Easter Lily (Lilium longiflorum) / Tiger Lily (Lilium tigrinum) / Day lily (Hemorocallis dumortirei) – Vomiting, inappetence, lethargy, and kidney failure. Cats are only species known to be affected.

• American Bittersweet (Celastrus scandens)- Weakness, convulsions, gastroenteritis (vomiting, diarrhea.)

• Clematis (Clematis sp.)- Vomiting, diarrhea, oral ulcers, ataxia irritant or vesicant action.

 Daffodil (Narcissus spp)- Severe gastrointestinal disorders, convulsions, shivering, hypotension, dermatitis, muscular tremors, and cardiac arrhythmias.

• Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)- Cardiac arrhythmias, vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, cardiac failure, death.

 Lily of the Valley (Convalaria majalis)- Ataxia, vomiting, cardiac arrhythmias, death.

• Narcissus (Narcissus spp) Severe gastrointestinal disorders, convulsions, shivering, hypotension, dermatitis, muscular tremors, and cardiac arrhythmias.

• Morning Glory (Ipomoea spp)- Seeds may cause hallucination, may cause diarrhea.