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Poisonous Plants -
Household & Garden Substances

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The following does not represent a complete list of all poisonous plants and is intended
only as a guide. Your pet may also have a sensitivity or allergy to a plant that is not on the list,
so be watchful and seek help if you have cause to be worried about your pet's health.




Common Name Botanical Name Details
Aconite (roots / foliage / seeds) Aconitum species Toxic if eaten; nausea & vomiting; increased heart rate
Aloe Vera Aloe Vera Diarrhea
Amaryllis (bulbs) Hippeastrum species Upset stomach, hyperactivity, lethargy, coma, shock -
Can Be Fatal
Angel's Trumpets Brugmansia species Toxic if eaten causing nausea & vomiting
Angel's Wings Caladium species Upset stomach, oral irritation, tremours, seizures -
Can Be Fatal
Apple (seeds) Malus species Seeds contain cyanide. Varied toxic effects
Apricot (kernels) Pruus species Kernels contain cyanide-
Can Be Fatal
Arborvitae Thuja species Harmful if eaten in quantity. May cause a skin allergy
Asparagus Fern Asparagus setaceus Contains a wide variety of poisons resulting in large range of symptoms.
Autumn Crocus Crocus species Vomiting, nervous excitement. May cause dermatitis
Avocado (fruit & pith) Persea americana Diarrhea, vomiting, laboured breathing -
Can Be Fatal
Azalea (all parts) Rhododendron occidentiale Nausea, vomiting, depression, difficulty breathing -
Can Be Fatal
Bird of Paradise (seeds) Strelizia reginae Gastrointestinal tract affected by plant toxins.
Bittersweet Celastrus angulatus Toxic if eaten causing nausea & vomiting
Bleeding Heart (foliage, roots) Dicentra formosa Poisonous in large amounts, contains convulsants. May also cause dermatitis.
Bluebell Hyacinthoides Harmful if eaten in quantity.
Boxwood (twigs, leaves) Hebe odora Upset stomach, heart failure, excitability or lethargy. May also cause dermatitis.
Bracken Pteridium aquilinum Thiamine deficiency, acute haemorrhagic syndrome, blindness, tumours.
Buckeyes (nuts & immature growths) Aesulus species Harmful if eaten in quantity.
Burning Bush Kochia scoparia Toxic if eaten, causes nausea and vomiting. May cause skin allergy.
Buttercup Ranunculus species Juice may severely injure digestive system. May also cause dermatitis.
Calico Bush Kalmia species Harmful if eaten in quantity.
Calla Lily (leaves) Zantedeschia species Harmful if eaten in quantity.
Castor Bean (leaves & seeds) Ricinus communis May cause dermatitis. A single Rosary Pea or one / two Castor bean seeds - Can Be Fatal


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