|Plant Name||Dangerous Parts/Toxins|
|Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia)||All parts|
|Dutchman’s Breeches||Foliage and roots|
|Night Shade||All parts|
|Poison Hemlock||All parts|
|Jimson Weed (Thorn Apple)||All parts|
|Gold Chain||Seed Pods|
|Wild and Cultivated cherries||Twigs and Foliage|
|Elderberry||Choots, stem and leaves|
|Black Locust||Bark, sprouts and foliage|
|Jack-in-the-Pulpit||All parts–including roots|
|Bird-of-Paradise||Seeds and pods|
|Christmas Rose||All parts|
|Lords and Ladies||All parts|
|English Ivy||All parts|
|Oleander||All parts–even smoke from burning it|
|Larkspur||Young plants and seeds|
|Water Hemlock||All parts|
|Wisteria||Seeds and pods|
|Yew||Berries and foliage|
|Oaks||Foliage and acorns|
|Mayapple||Apple, foliage and roots|
|Wild Mushroom||All parts|
Other Poisonous Plants
|ALL BULBS ARE LETHAL|
|Golden Glow||Poppies||Castor Bean|
|Sweet Peas||Poinsettia||Jessamine (yellow)|
|Bleeding Heart||Alocasia||English and Black Walnuts|
|Elephant Ears||Wild Call||Stinging Nettle|
|Climbing or Glory Lily||Skunk Cabbage||Tobacco|
Teach your dog to chew *only* his/her toys.
Watch what your dog eats in the garden; even be careful of the stick you pick up to throw for the dog while in the woods.
Symptoms: (may include some or all) trembling, abdominal pain (may be evident by hunch back, rigid stance with whining), rapid breathing, vomiting, convulsions, depression and coma.
These may occur rapidly or over a period of many hours, depending on the cause. If poisoning is suspected, induce vomiting *AT ONCE*. A most effective method is to administer about a teaspoon per 5 pounds of body weight, of HYDROGEN PEROXIDE by mouth. If vomiting does not occur within 5 to 10 minutes, the dose may be repeated at least 2 more times.
Example: A husky may require 3 tablespoons and 1 teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide, if the husky weighs 50 pounds.
CALL YOUR VET IMMEDIATELY.
Also check with your veterinarian about what common wild flowers are in your area. If you suspect toxic plant poisoning, take the plant and your dog to your vet so that she/he might have a better chance in selecting the right antidote.
Some other common poisonous substances for your dog are grapes, raisins, and chocolate. Remember to put presents containing chocolate out of the reach of dogs! Often a dog will smell the chocolate in a present under a Christmas tree, open it, and eat all the chocolate. Even wrapping chocolate does not hide it from your dog.
Dogs like grapes and raisins, because the sugar attracts them. These are poisonous to your dog, so please make sure your dog has no opportunity to eat them. Onions also are in this category, and they are especially attractive to your dog when fried.
ASPCA Pet Poison Hotline
The ASPCA has a new poison control hotline phone number for pets. This is the only dedicated animal poison control hotline in the world manned by veterinarians, not telephone operators. The number is staffed 24/7 at 888-4ANI-HELP or 888-426-4435.
Posted: January 21st, 2008 under Botany, Biology, and Your Dog.