Toxic Plants

Toxic Plants To Dogs

What plants are poisonous to dogs? Most people don’t know that many house plants are toxic plants to their pets.  We believe there should be a bright label on all plants that contain poison, but unfortunately we are not always that lucky.  Toxic house plants are frequently ingested by small children and animals.

There are things you can do to prevent this from happening.

*Know the plants in your home and yard that are toxic to dogs and others
*Before buying a plant make the store identify and label the plant to determine poisonous plants.
* Keep plant food and chemicals where your pet (or child) cannot reach them.
* Keep a quick reference guide on the types of toxic plants to dogs.

Toxic SignThe Plants Listed Below Can Be Toxic To Dogs


 Alfalfa • Almond (pits of)Aloe Vera  • AlocasiaAmaryllisApple (seeds)Apple Leaf Croton Apricot (Pits of) ArrowgrassAsparagus FernAutumn Crocus Avocado (fruit & pit)Azalea


Baby’s BreathBaneberryBayonetBeargrassBeechBelladonnaBird of Paradise BittersweetBlack-eyed SusanBlack LocustBleeding HeartBloodrootBluebonnetBoxBoxwood Branching IvyBuckeyesBuddhist PineBurning BushButtercup


Cactus, Candelabra CaladiumCalla Lily Castor BeanCerimanCharming DieffenbachiaCherry (pits, seeds & wilting leaves)Cherry (most wild varieties) Cherry (ground)Cherry, Laurel • Chinaberry Chinese EvergreenChristmas Rose ChrysanthemumCineriaClematisCordatumCoriariaCornflowerCorn PlantCornstalk PlantCrotonCorydalisCrocus, AutumnCrown of ThornsCuban LaurelCutleaf PhilodendronCycadsCyclamen


DaffodilDaphneDaturaDeadly NightshadeDeath CamasDevil’s Ivy • DelphiniumDecentreaDieffenbachiaDracaena Palm Dragon TreeDumb Cane


Easter LillyEggplantElaineElderberryElephant EarEmerald FeatherEnglish IvyEucalyptusEuonymusEvergreen


FernsFiddle-leaf FigFlorida-leaf FigFlorida BeautyFlax • Four O’clockFoxgloveFruit Salad Plant


GeraniumGerman IvyGiant Dumb CaneGlacier Ivy Golden Chain Gold DieffenbachiaGold Dust DracaenaGolden GlowGolden PathosGopher Purge


Hahn’s Self-Branching IvyHeartland PhilodendronHelleboreHemlock, Poison Hemlock, WaterHenbane Holly HoneysuckleHorsebeansHorsebrushHorse Chestnuts Hurricane PlantHyacinth Hydrangea


Indian Rubber PlantIndian TobaccoIrisIris Ivy


Jack in the PulpitJanet Craig DracaenaJapanese Show Lily Java BeansJessamineJerusalem CherryJimson WeedJonquilJungle Trumpets




Lacy Tree PhilodendronLantanaLarkspurLaurelLilyLily SpiderLily of the ValleyLocoweedLupine


Madagascar Dragon TreeMarble QueenMarigoldMarijuanaMescal BeanMexican BreadfruitMiniature Croton MistletoeMock Orange MonkshoodMoonseedMorning GloryMother-in-Law’s TongueMountain LaurelMushrooms


Narcissus • Needlepoint IvyNephvtisNightshade


Oleander Onion Oriental Lily


Peace Lily Peach (pits & wilting leaves)Pencil Cactus PeonyPeriwinklePhilodendronPimpernelPlumosa FernPoincianaPoinsettia (low toxicity)Poison HemlockPoison HemlockPoison IvyPoison Oak PokeweedPoppy PotatoPothosPrecatory Bean Primose Privet, Common


Red Emerald Red PrincessRed-Margined DracaenaRhubardRibbon PlantRosemary Pea Rubber Plant


Saddle Leaf PhilodendronSago Palm Satin PothosScheffleraScotch BroomSilver PothosSkunk CabbageSnowdrops Snow on the Mountain Spotted Dumb CaneStaggerweedStar of BethlehemString of PearlsStriped DracaenaSweetheart IvySweetpeaSwiss Cheese Plant


Tansy, MustardTaro VineTiger Lily • TobaccoTomato Plant (green fruit, stem & leaves)Tree PhilodendronTropic Snow DieffenbachiaTulipTung Tree


Umbrella Plant


Virginia Creeper


Water HemlockWeeping FigWild Call • Wisteria


Yews (e.g. Japanese Yew) • English YewWestern YewAmerican Yew

List compiled by Jeffery D. Rakes
Updated with the assistance of Dr. Jill Richardson
ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center, December 1997

If a poisoning should occur it may be necessary to induce vomiting.  Call poison control and your veterinarian immediately.  If it is necessary to induce vomiting, give one to two teaspoons of hydrogen peroxide orally.

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center –  Est. 1978 University of Illinois

(888) 4ANIHELP (426-4435)
$45.00 per case (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express). The Center will do as many follow-up calls as necessary in critical cases, and at the owner’s request will contact their veterinarian. The Center also provides via fax specific treatment protocols and current literature citations when indicated.

(900) 443-0000
$45.00 per case charged to the owner’s phone bill. The Center will do as many follow-up calls as necessary in critical cases, and at the owner’s request will contact their veterinarian. These follow-up calls can e made by calling (888) 299-2973.

Kansas State University’s Poison Control Hotline (For Animals Only) –  Tel:  785 -523-5679 This is a FREE service for both pet owners and veterinarians.


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