Poisonous Plants

Poisonous Plants

Poisonous plants can prove to be very dangerous if your puppy is allowed to chew on them. Being forewarned is being forearmed. Here is a list of dangerous plants provided by The American Humane Society:

* Amaryllis (bulb)
* Andromeda
* Apple Seeds (Cyanide)
* Arrowgrass
* Avocado
* Azalea
* Bittersweet
* Boxwood
* Buttercup
* Caladium
* Castor Bean
* Cherry Pits (cyanide)
* Chokecherry
* Climbing Lilly
* Crown of Thorns
* Daffodil (bulb)
* Daphne
* Delphinium
* Dieffenbachia (houseplant in colder areas)
* Dumb Cane
* Elephant Ear
* English Ivy
* Elderberry
* Foxglove
* Hemlock
* Holly
* Hyacinth (bulb)
* Hydrangea
* Iris (bulb)
* Japanese Yew Jasmine (berries)
* Jerusalem Cherry
* Jimson Weed
* Laburnum
* Larkspur
* Laurel
* Locoweed
* Marigold
* Marijuana (!)
* Mistletoe (berries)
* Monkshood
* Mushrooms
* Narcissus (bulb)
* Nightshade
* Oleander (even the smoke from burning this plant is poison)
* Peach
* Philodendron
* Poison Ivy
* Privet
* Rhododendron
* Rhubarb
* Snow on the Mountain
* Stinging Nettle
* Toadstool
* Tobacco
* Tulip (bulb)
* Walnut
* Wisteria
* Yew

Just because a plant is NOT listed here of course does not necessarily mean you should allow your pup or adult dog to eat it or chew on it regularly. As we know, puppies chew indiscriminately during teething. They should always be under supervision outdoors - and all indoor house plants kept out of reach.

If your dog becomes ill suddenly - with vomiting and/or diarrhea with weakness and/or difficulty breathing, and there is evidence that the dog has chewed on the leaves of ANY plant, get that animal to a vet with several samples of the leaves (or berries or flowers or bulbs or seeds) that were eaten.

ASPCA Poison Control number manned 24/7 by Veterinarians:
(888) 4ANI-HELP or (888) 426-4435