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 Spring is right around the corner and that means GARDENING!  However, there are some precautionary measures you, as a dog owner, should take when utilizing your green thumb and having a dog. 

There are a lot of plants that could be potentially harmful to your dog if they become ingested.  Some of them can often be found commonly throughout your home and garden so it is important to be aware of the types of plants you have, or plan to purchase if you house a canine.

I have compiled a list of some of these hazardous plants, but is in no way complete. 

  • Acocanthera (fruit and flowers)
  • Algae
  • Amaryllis (bulbs)
  • Amsinckia – Tarweed (foliage and seeds)
  • Anemone – Wildflower (entire plant)
  • Angel Trumpet Tree (flower and leaves)
  • Apple (seeds)
  • Apricot (pits)
  • Arrowhead Vine
  • Asparagus Fern
  • Atropa Belladona (all parts, especially black berries)
  • Autumn Crocus (bulbs)
  • Avocado (foliage)
  • Azalea (all parts)
  • Balsam Pear (seeds, outer rind)
  • Baneberry (berries, roots, foliage)
  • Beach Pea (all parts
  • Betel Nut Palm (all parts)
  • Belladonna (all parts)
  • Bird of Paradise (seeds)
  • Bittersweet (berries)
  • Black-Eyed Susan
  • Black Locust (bark, sprouts, foliage)
  • Black Nightshade
  • Bleeding Heart (foliage, roots)
  • Bluebonnet (all parts)
  • Bluegreen Algae (some forms are toxic)
  • Bloodroot (all parts)
  • Bottlebrush (flowers)
  • Boxwood (all parts)
  • Brake Fern
  • Buckeye Horse Chestnut (sprouts, nuts)
  • Buckthorn (fruit, bark)
  • Buttercup (sap, bulbs)
  • Cactus (spines)
  • Calla Lily (all parts)
  • Caladium (all parts)
  • Cardinal Flower (all parts)
  • Carolina Jessamine (foliage, flowers, sap)
  • Cassava (roots)
  • Castor Bean (oil, beans, leaves)
  • Ceriman
  • Chalice Vine – Trumpet Vine (all parts)
  • Cherry Tree (bark, twigs, leaves, pits)
  • Cherry Laurel (foliage, flowers)
  • Chinaberry Tree (berries)
  • Christmas Berry (berries)
  • Christmas Cactus (sap)
  • Christmas Candle (all parts)
  • Christmas Rose (foliage, flowers)
  • Columbine (foliage, flowers, seeds)
  • Common Privet (foliage, berries)
  • Coral Plant (all parts)
  • Crocus (bulbs)
  • Croton (foliage, shoots)
  • Cyclamen (foliage, stems, flowers)
  • Daffodil (bulbs, foliage, flowers, pods)
  • Daphne (berries)
  • Datura – Jimsonweed (berries, leaves, seeds)
  • Deadly Amanita (all parts)
  • Deadly Nightshade (all parts)
  • Death Camas (all parts)
  • Death Cap Mushroom (all parts)
  • Dephinium (all parts)
  • Deiffenbachia – Dumb Cane (leaves)
  • Destroying Angel – Death Cap (all parts)
  • Dogwood (fruit)
  • Dutchman’s Breeches (foliage, roots)
  • Eggplant (all parts but fruit)
  • Elderberry (foliage)
  • Elephant’s Ear – Taro (leaves, stem)
  • English Ivy (berries, leaves)
  • Equisetum (all parts)
  • Euphorbia – Spurges (foliage, flowers, sap)
  • False Hellebore (all parts)
  • False Henbane (all parts)
  • Fiddleneck – Senecio (all parts)
  • Fly Agaric – Amanita (all parts)
  • Four O’Clock (all parts)
  • Foxglove (leaves, seeds)
  • Gelsemium (all parts)
  • Ghostweed (all parts)
  • Golden Chain – Laburnum (all parts, especially seeds)
  • Hemlock (all parts, especially roots and seeds)
  • Henbane (seeds)
  • Holly – English and American (berries)
  • Horse Chestnut (nuts, twigs)
  • Horsetail Reed – Equisetum (all parts)
  • Hyacinth (bulbs)
  • Hydrangea (flower buds)
  • Indian Turnip – Jack-in-the-Pulpit (all parts)
  • Impatiens – Touch-Me-Not (all parts)
  • Iris (bulbs)
  • Ivy (all forms, foliage, fruit)
  • Jasmine (foliage, flowers, sap)
  • Jasmine Star (foliage, flowers)
  • Jatropha (seeds, sap)
  • Java Bean (uncooked bean)
  • Jerusalem Cherry (berries)
  • Jessamine (berries)
  • Jimsonweed (foliage, flowers, seed pods)
  • Johnson Grass (all parts)
  • Juniper (needles, stems, berries)
  • Laburnum (all parts)
  • Lambkill – Sheep Laurel (all parts)
  • Lantana (foliage, flowers, immature berries)
  • Larkspur (all parts)
  • Laurel (all parts)
  • Lily of the Valley (all parts, including water they have been kept in)
  • Lima Bean – Java Bean (uncooked bean)
  • Lobelia (all parts)
  • Locoweed (all parts)
  • Lords and Ladies – Cuckoopint (all parts)
  • Lupine (foliage, pods, seeds)
  • Machineel (all parts)
  • Marijuana (leaves)
  • Mayapple (all parts, except fruit)
  • Mescal Bean (all parts)
  • Milkweed (foliage)
  • Mistletoe (berries)
  • Moccasin flower (foliage, flowers)
  • Mock Orange (fruit)
  • Monkshood (leaves, flowers, roots)
  • Morning Glory (all parts)
  • Mountain Laurel (leaves, shoots)
  • Mushrooms (most wild forms, caps, stems)
  • Narcissus (bulbs)
  • Natal Cherry (berries, foliage)
  • Nectarine (seeds, inner pit)
  • Nicotine Bush (foliage, flowers)
  • Nightshades (berries, leaves)
  • Oak (acorns, leaves)
  • Oleander (all parts)
  • Onion
  • Peach (pit)
  • Pear (seeds)
  • Pennyroyal (foliage, flowers)
  • Peony (foliage, flowers)
  • Periwinkle (all parts)
  • Plum (foliage, inner seed)
  • Poinsetta (leaves, flowers)
  • Poison Hemlock (foliage, seeds)
  • Poison Ivy (sap)
  • Poison Oak (foliage, fruit, sap)
  • Poison Sumac (foliage, fruit, sap)
  • Pokewood – Poke Cherry (root, fruit)
  • Poppy (all parts)
  • Potato Plant (new shoots, eyes)
  • Privet (all parts)
  • Redwood (resinoids, leached wet wood)
  • Rhododendron (all parts)
  • Rhubarb (leaves, uncooked stems)
  • Rosary Peas (seeds, flowers, pods)
  • Rosemary (foliage in some species)
  • Russian Thistle (foliage, flowers)
  • Sage (foliage in some species)
  • Sago Palm Plant
  • Salmonberry (foliage, fruit)
  • Scarlet Pimpernel (foliage, flowers, fruit)
  • Scotch Broom (seeds)
  • Senecio – Fiddleneck (all parts)
  • Skunk Cabbage (all parts)
  • Snapdragon (foliage, flowers)
  • Snowdrop (all parts, especially buds)
  • Snow on the Mountain – Ghostweed (all parts)
  • Spanish Bayonet (foliage, flowers)
  • Sudan Grass (all parts)
  • Star of Bethelhem (foliage, flowers)
  • Sundew (foliage)
  • Sweet Pea (seeds and fruit)
  • Tansy (foliage, flowers)
  • Taro – Elephant’s Ear (foliage)
  • Tarweed (foliage, seeds)
  • Thornapple (flowers, foliage, pods)
  • Tiger Lily (foliage, flowers, seed pods)
  • Toad Flax (foliage)
  • Tobacco (leaves)
  • Tomato Plant (foliage, vines)
  • Touch-Me-Not (all parts)
  • Toyon Berry (berries)
  • Trillium (foliage)
  • Trumpet Vine (all parts)
  • Venus Flytrap (all parts)
  • Verbena (foliage, flowers)
  • Virginia Creeper (sap)
  • Water Hemlock (roots, foliage)
  • Wildflower (leaves, flowers)
  • Wild Parsnip (roots, foliage)
  • Wisteria (all parts)
  • Yam Bean (roots, immature pods)
  • Yellow Star Thistle (foliage, flowers)
  • Yew – American, English, Japanese (needles, seeds)

If you think or feel that there is a possibility that your dog may have ingested a poisonous plant, please do not hesitate to call your pet’s veterinarian immediately, or call the Animal Poison Control Center at (800) 426-4435 if your vet is not available.

 


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