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Poisonous Plants

There are many houseplants as well as outdoor plants that can be toxic to dogs and cats. The following list is just a partial list of some of the more common toxic plants. If you suspect your cat or dog has consumed any portion of these plants it would be helpful to contact the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center. The number is below. After contacting them you should call your veterinarian. If possible, take a piece of the plant with you to your veterinarian for ease of identification.

Alfalfa, Almond (Pits), Aloe Vera, Alocasia, Amaryllis, Apple (seeds), Apple Leaf Croton, Apricot (Pits), Arrowgrass, Asparagus Fern, Autumn Crocus, Avocado (fruit and pit), Azalea

Baby's Breath, Baneberry, Bayonet, Beargrass, Beech, Belladonna, Bird of Paradise, Bittersweet, Black-eyed Susan, Black Locust, Bleeding Heart, Bloodroot, Bluebonnet, Box, Boxwood, Branching Ivy, Buckeyes, Buddhist Pine, Burning Bush, Buttercup

Cactus, Candelabra, Caladium, Calla Lily, Castor Bean, Ceriman, Charming Dieffenbachia, Cherry (pits, seeds & wilting leaves), Cherry, most wild varieties Cherry, ground Cherry, Chinaberry, Chinese Evergreen, Christmas Rose, Chrysanthemum, Cineria, Clematis, Cordatum, Coriaria, Cornflower, Corn Plant, Cornstalk Plant, Croton, Corydalis, Autumn Crocus, Crown of Thorns, Cuban Laurel, Cutleaf Philodendron, Cycads, Cyclamen

Daffodil, Daphne, Datura, Deadly Nightshade, Death Camas, Devil's Ivy, Delphinium, Decentrea, Dieffenbachia, Dracaena Palm, Dragon Tree, Dumb Cane

Easter Lily, Eggplant, Elaine, Elderberry, Elephant Ear, Emerald Feather, English Ivy, Eucalyptus, Euonymus, Evergreen

Ferns, Fiddle-leaf fig, Florida Beauty, Flax, Four O'Clock, Foxglove, Fruit Salad Plant

Geranium, German Ivy, Giant Dumb Cane, Glacier Ivy, Golden Chain, Gold Dieffenbachia, Gold Dust Dracaena, Golden Glow, Golden Pothos, Gopher Purge BR>Hahn's Self-Branching Ivy, Heartland Philodendron, Hellebore, Poison Hemlock, Water Hemlock, Henbane, Holly, Honeysuckle, Horsebeans, Horsebrush, Horse Chestnuts, Hurricane Plant, Hyacinth, Hydrangea

Indian Rubber Plant, Indian Tobacco, Iris, Iris Ivy

Jack in the Pulpit, Janet Craig Dracaena, Japanese Show Lily, Java Beans, Jessamine, Jerusalem Cherry, Jimson Weed, Jonquil, Jungle Trumpets


Lacy Tree Philodendron, Lantana, Larkspur, Laurel, Lily, Spider Lily, Lily of the Valley, Locoweed, Lupine

Madagascar Dragon Tree, Marble Queen, Marigold, Marijuana, Mescal Bean, Mexican Breadfruit, Miniature Croton, Mistletoe, Mock Orange, Monkshood, Moonseed, Morning Glory, Mother-in Law's Tongue, Mountain Laurel, Mushrooms

Narcissus, Needlepoint Ivy, Nephytis, Nightshade

Oleander, Onion, Oriental Lily

Peace Lily, Peach (pits and wilting leaves), Pencil Cactus, Peony, Periwinkle, Philodendron, Pimpernel, Plumosa Fern, Poinciana, Poinsettia (low toxicity), Poison Hemlock, Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Pokeweed, Poppy, Potato, Pothos, Precatory Bean, Primrose, Privet

Red Emerald, Red Princess, Red-Margined Dracaena, Rhododendron, Rhubarb, Ribbon Plant, Rosemary Pea, Rubber Plant

Saddle Leaf Philodendron, Sago Palm, Satin Pothos, Schefflera, Scotch Broom, Silver Pothos, Skunk Cabbage, Snowdrops, Snow on the Mountain, Spotted Dumb Cane, Staggerweed, Star of Bethlehem, String of Pearls, Striped Dracaena, Sweetheart Ivy, Sweetpea, Swiss Cheese plant

Tansy Mustard, Taro Vine, Tiger Lily, Tobacco, Tomato Plant (green fruit, stem and leaves), Tree Philodendron, Tropic Snow Dieffenbachia, Tulip, Tung Tree

Virginia Creeper

Water Hemlock, Weeping Fig, Wild Call, Wisteria

Yews: Japanese Yew, English Yew, Western Yew, American Yew

Many gardeners use cocoa bean mulch for their landscaping projects. Did you know that this mulch, which smells like chocolate, is in fact just as toxic to dogs and cats as chocolate is?? If your pet eats any amount of cocoa bean mulch you should consult your veterinarian to make sure that it is not a potentially lethal situation. The signs of chocolate toxicity in dogs and cats are drooling, agitation, vomiting, collapse, coma, and death.

For ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center call 1-888-426-4435. You will be asked to provide your name, address, phone number, the substance you pet has been exposed to, amount, and time since exposure. You will also be asked the species, breed, age, sex, weight, and number of pets involved and the problem your pet is experiencing. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center is a unique, emergency hotline providing 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week telephone assistance to veterinarians and animal owners. The Center's hotline veterinarians can quickly answer questions about toxic substances found in our everyday surroundings that can be dangerous to animals.