List of Plants Toxic to Dogs A to C
Quicklinks to Plants Toxic to Dogs
Details and an alphabetical list of plants toxic to dogs can be
found on the next 3 pages. While we have tried to make the list
as complete as possible, it is impossible to capture the thousands of
plant varieties. If you have a specific question about a plant,
please fill out the form on our dog plant
poison question and answer page. If you suspect that your dog is
poisoned, call your veterinarian or a dog poison hotline (888) 426-4435
immediately. If the poisoning just happened, vomiting up what went into
the body is the treatment of choice. To induce vomiting use hydrogen
peroxide (3% solution), 1 teaspoon (5 ml) per 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of
body weight. Repeat every 15-20 min., up to 3x. Be sure to contact a
veterinarian as soon as you can, before administering treatment.
You will find hundreds of plants toxic to dogs on the following
three pages. It is impossible to capture every variety, so please
consider this more of a guide. Look for related species if you cannot
find a specific plant. Also try the search box as well. If you see no
symptoms listed next to a plant, look for general symptoms on your dog
such as irritation around the mouth, drooling, breathing problems,
increased heart rate, vomiting, stomach pain, nausea and diarrhea.
- Aconite: garden flower with toxic roots, foliage and seeds. Causes nausea, vomiting and heart problems (increased heart rate).
- African violet
- Almond: symptoms similar to other plants toxic to dogs including
diarrhea, painful abdomen, vomting.
- Aloe Vera (Liliaceae): Dog poisoning symptoms associated with
aloe include urine that changes color, tremors, anorexia, diarrhea,
depression and vomiting.
Aloe is Poisonous for Dogs and Causes Gastric Distress
- Amaryllis (vomiting, diarrhea, depression, appetite loss,
drooling, abdominal pain): All types of amaryllis are plants toxic to
dogs. Note that this is an Easter and Christmas plant that is toxic to
causes symptoms such as gastrointestinal problems (diarrhea, abdominal
pain, vomiting) as well as hypersalivation, tremors, depression,
abdominal pain, excessive salivation and avoidance of
Amaryillis is a Common Easter and Christmas Plannt that is Toxic to Dogs
Source: Ellen Zagory, UC Davis Arboretum
- American yew: symptoms in dogs include diarrhea and vomting.
- Andromeda Japonica
- Angel's Trumpet: varied symptoms in dogs such as vomiting and nausea.
- Angel's Wings: Part of the bugmansia speciies and can cause
vomiting and nausea in dogs.
- Anemone: This plant will irritate the dogs mucus membranes. The
result is bleeding from the inflammation of and bleeding of the lining
of the stomach (hemmorhagic gastritis), blisters, convulsions, shock
- Apple: seeds can be toxic.
- Apple Leaf Croton
- Apricot (seeds): symptoms can include diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain. Can be fatal so act fast.
- Arborvitae: Plants toxic to dogs that can cause poisoning if
eaten in large quantity. Look for skin allergic reaction.
- Arrowgrasses: leaves can be toxic.
- Arrowhead vine: can cause swelling in the mouth, swallowing
difficulty, breathing problems, stomach upset.
- Asian Lily (Liliaceae)
- Asparagus Fern: The asparagus fern is one of the plants toxic to dogs that causes symptoms such as
diarrhea, vomiting, gastric problems such as stomach upset and allergic
dermatitis (dog skin inflammation)
The Asparagus Fern is a Dog Poisonous Plant that Causes Stomach Distress and Related Symptoms
- Atropa belladona: the entire plant, especially the seeds and
roots can be toxic to pets.
- Australian Nut
- Autumn Crocus: This poison plants dog causes problems such as
organ damage, bone marrow problems, vomiting with blood, diarrhea and
shock. It can also irritate the dog's mouth. Can cause death in dogs.
- Avocado (pit and fruit): Look for symptoms such as diarrhea,
vomiting, breathing problems. Can
cause death if not treated.
- Azalea: Symptoms include weakness, upset stomach, drooling, heart failure, depression, possible coma. These types of poison plants dog contain grayantoxins. It can lead to death or a coma.
The Azalea/Rhgododendron Has A Natural Chemical that is Toxic to Dogs
- Baby's Breath
- Balsem pair: may result in vomiting, diarrhea, painful stomach.
- Baneberry: the berry and roods of this wildflower can be toxic to dogs.
- Barilla (leaves and stems)
- Bird of Paradise (seeds or pods are poisonous): the pods of this
garden flower should not be
ingested by dogs. Symptoms include mouth swelling, difficulty with
swallowing, breathing problems, stomach upset.
Bittersweet: Symptoms include vomting, painful abdomen, cramps,
tremors, heart problems, breathing problems, kidney problems.
- European Bittersweet: same as above.
- Black Locust: The entire plant including teh shoots and bark are poisonous to dogs.
- Bleeding heart: The foiliage and roots are poisonous in large
quantities. Symptoms of these plants toxic to dogs include convulsing
and skin dermatitis (irritation).
- Bloodroot: The entire plant is poisonous, with more toxins in the bark and shoots.
- Bluebell: Poisonous in larger quantities.
- Boston Ivy: Can result in mouth swelling, dog sthat have difficulty swallowing, respiratory issues, gastrointestinal (stomatch) upset.
- Box (leaves only): This is an ornamental shrub, with all parts toxic to pets.
- Boxwood (leaves and twigs): Causes upset stomach, heart failure, lethargy or excitability. May cause skin irritation.
- Bracken: Symptoms in dogs include Thiamine deficiency, tumors,
blindness, actue hemorrhagic syndrome.
- Branching Ivy
- Buckeye (nuts and growths): The sprouts, nuts and seeds of this
tree are toxic.
Symptoms may including vomiting, painful abdomen, diarrhea.
- Buddist Pine
- Burning Bush: Plants toxic to dogs and can cause vomiting, nausea
and skin reactions.
- Butttercup: The entire plant is toxic to dogs, especially the
leaves. Varied digestive tract related symptoms in dogs such as stomach
pain and diarrhea. May cause a skin reaction.
- Caladium: This is a house plant, with all parts toxic to dogs. Symptoms include mouth swelling, swallowingi problems, respiratory issues, gastrointestinal upset.
- Calico Bush: Toxic to dogs in larger quantities.
- Calla Lily: Same symptoms as caladium.
- Caper Spurge
- Cardinal Flower
- Carolina jessamine: This ornamental plant has flowers and leaves
that are poisonous to dogs.
- Castor Bean (leaves and seeds): The toxin in castor bean is
ricin, which can cause
abdominal pain, loss of appetite, diarrhea and vomiting. A severe case
can lead to death, coma, seizures, tremors, muscle twitching and
The Castor Oil Plant is one of the highly toxic dog poisonous plants
- Ceriman (aka Cutleaf Philodendron): In dogs can cause skin
irritation, mouth irrtation and skin reactions.
- Chenille Plant
- Chinaberry: can cause convulsions in dogs.
- Cherry: Symptoms may include vomting, painful stomach, diarrhea. The plant pits contain the dog toxin cyanide.
- Cherry laurel: Poisonous if larger quantities are ingested by
- Chinaberry Tree: The berries from this tree are toxic to dogs.
- Chinese Evergreen
- Chockcherries: This is a wild shrub with leaves, cherries and pits that are poisonous to dogs.
- Christmas Berry: The leaves of this shrub are poisonous for dogs.
- Christmas Rose: The Rose is a garden flower with toxic leaves and
roots. Toxic if consumed in quantity.
- Christmas Tree Pine Needles (oral irritation, vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, trembling, posterior weakness)
- Chrysanthemum: This plant contains the dog poison pyrethrin.
This toxin can cause gastrointestinal problems (vomiting, diarrhea) and
drooling. It can also lead to depression and coordination problems.
Chrysanthemum Can Cause Dog Poisoning Symtpoms Such As Vomiting, Diarrhea, Hyper salivation, Incoordination and Dermatitis
- Clematis: These plants toxic to dogs cause symptoms such as gastrointestinal tract disorders, nervous system problems. May result in dog skin irritation.
- Cocoa husks or mulch: Symptoms are similar to dog chocolate
poisoning. Specifically hyperactivity, increased heart rate. Larger
quantitis can result in death.
- Common privet: The privet is an ornamental shrub with toxic
leaves and berries.
- Coria: can cause convulsions in dogs.
- Corn Cockle: This is a wildflower with toxic seeds. Toxic if eaten in large quantitis.
- Corn Plant (aka Cornstalk Plant)
- Cornstalk Plant (aka Corn Plant)
- Cowbane: Wildflower with all parts of the plant being toxic, especially the roots.
- Cowslip: The entire wildflower is toxic, with most toxin in the leaves and stem.
- Creeping Charlie: Symptoms in dogs include vomiting, painful
stomach, cramps, tremors, heart problems, respiratory problems, kidney
- Creeping Fig: Can cause skin reactions in the mouth.
- Crown of Thorns: see creeping charlie for dog toxic plant symptoms.
- Crown vetch
- Cuckoo pint: Plants toxic to dogs that cause nausea and vomiting. Also can cause dog skin allergy.
- Cutleaf Philodendron (aka Ceriman)
- Cycads: (Sago Palm, Cardboard Palm) This entire plant is toxic to dogs, with the most toxin in the seeds. Symptoms associated with ingestion of this plant include liver failure, seizures, vomiting, diarrhea and depression.
- Cyclamen: The roots of this plant contain cyclamine, a dog
poison. Symptoms including gastrointestinal problems (diarrhea,
vomiting), excessive salivation, heart rhythm problems, and vomiting.
some cases it can cause seizures and death.
Cyclamen Can Cause Death in Rare Cases
References Plants Toxic to Dogs:Dog Trust List of Plants, Garden and Household Substances Toxic to Dogs
Note: No list of plants and other substances can be complete. This page is only intented to be a guide.