Poisonous Plants for Pets

POISONOUS PLANTS

—————————————————————————————————————————————

If your pet chews or ingests any of the following plants or show symptoms please call:

ASPCA NATIONAL ANIMAL POSION CONTROL CENTER

web site: https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control

1-888-4ANI-HELP  (888-416-4435)

Please feel free to print this list and post it in your home.  It is a handy list to have when you are purchasing plants for indoors/outdoors.

TOXIC HOUSEPLANTS:

The following give rash after contact with the skin or mouth:

  •  Chrysanthemum
  •  Creeping Fig
  •  Poinsettia
  •  Pot Mum (might produce dermatitis)
  • Spider Mum (might produce dermatitis)
  •  Weeping Fig

The following are irritating to mucus membranes (toxic Oxalates); the mouth especially get swollen; painful tongue; sore lips:

  • Arrowhead Vine
  • Boston Ivy
  • Collodium
  • Drunk Cne
  • Emerald Duke
  • Heart Leaf (philodendrum)
  • Majesty
  • Marble Queen
  • Neththytis Ivy
  • Pathos
  • Red Princess
  • Saddle Leaf (philodendrum)
  • Split Leaf (philodendrum)

The following may contain a wide variety of poisons.  Most cause vomiting, abdominal pain, cramps.  Some cause tremors, heart and respiratory and/or kidney problems, which are difficult for owners to interpret:

  • Amaryllis
  • Asparagus Fern
  • Azalea
  • Bird of Paradise
  • Creeping Charlie
  • Crown of Thorns
  • Elephant Ears
  • Glocal Ivy
  • Heart Ivy
  • Ivy
  • Jerusalem Cherry
  • Needlepoint Ivy
  • Pot Mum
  • Ripple Ivy
  • Spider Mum
  • Sprangeri Fern
  • Umbrella Plant

OUTDOOR PLANTS WITH TOXIC EFFECTS:

Outdoor Plants that produce vomiting and diarrhea in some cases.

  • Bittersweet Woody
  • Daffodil
  • Delphinium
  • Castor Bean
  • Foxglove
  • Ground Cherry
  • Indian Tobacco
  • Indian Turnip
  • Larkspur
  • Poke Weed
  • Skunk Cabbage
  • Soapberry
  • Wisteria

Trees and shrubs that are poisonous and may produce vomiting, abdominal pain and in some cases diarrhea:

  • Almond Peach
  • American Yew
  • Apricot
  • Balsam Pear
  • Bird of Paradise
  • Black Locust
  • Buckeye
  • Cherry
  • English Holly
  • English Yew
  • Horse Chestnut
  • Japanese Plum
  • Mock Orange
  • Monkey Pod
  • Privet
  • Rain Tree
  • Western Yew

Outdoor Plants with varied toxic effect:

  • Angel’s Trumpet
  • Buttercup
  • Dologeton
  • Dutchman’s Breeches
  • Jasmine
  • Jimsonweed
  • Locoweed
  • Lupine
  • Matrimony Vine
  • Mayapple
  • Mescal Bean
  • Moonseed
  • Mushrooms
  • Nightshade
  • Pigweed
  • Poison Hemlock
  • Rhubarb
  • Spinach
  • Sunburned Potatoes
  • Tomato Vine
  • Water Hemlock

Hallucinogens:

  • Locoweed
  • Marijuana
  • Morning Glory
  • Nutmeg
  • Periwinkle
  • Peyote

Outdoor Plants that produce convulsions:

  • Chinaberry
  • Coriaria
  • Moonweed
  • Nux Vomica
  • Water Hemlock
  • Wild Cherry