Common Household and Garden Plant Toxins

A basic list of some of the common household foods and plants that you need to keep out of reach from your pet!

Causes gastrointestinal signs

  • Daffodil
  • Apple
  • Baby’s Breath
  • Wild night shade
  • Dutchman’s Breecher
  • Boxwood
  • Castor Bean
  • Dieffenbachia
  • Earth Lily
  • English Ivy
  • Foxglove
  • Holly
  • Pokeberry
  • Tomato

CNS (Central Nervous System)

  • Azalea- Pinpoint pupils
  • Black Laurel– pinpoint pupils
  • Rhododendron – pinpoint pupils
  • Bittersweet- dilated pupils
  • Black nightshade – dilated pupils
  • Christmas Rose – dilated pupils
  • English Ivy – dilated pupils
  • Peyote, tomato – dilated pupils

Hyperexcitability, Muscle Twitches

  • Coffee
  • Marijuana
  • Rhododendron- leads to paralysis

Convulsions

  • Amaryllis
  • Black Locust
  • Castor Bean
  • English Ivy

Labored Breathing

  • Apple, Apricot (seeds)
  • Cherry Larrell (
  • Diefenbachia
  • Tulip
  • Angelo Trumpet
  • Hemlock
  • Milkweed
  • Tobacco

Kidney

  • Easter Lily
  • Wild Radish
  • Diffenbachia
  • Philodendron
  • Peace Lily
  • Black Locust
  • Garlic
  • Onion

Liver

  • Amaryllis
  • Common Ragwort
  • Daffodil
  • Dusty Miller
  • Oak
  • Fiddleneck
  • Rhubarb
  • Lantana

Contact Irritants

  • African Blue Lily, hemp, milkbrus
  • Aralia
  • Buttercup
  • Asparagus
  • Iris
  • Old Mans Beard
  • Poinsettia

Common Home Toxicities to avoid

  • Acetaminophen- causes liver toxicity
  • Rodenticides
  • Antifreeze
  • Snail Bate
  • Pyrethrin and Permethrin (Biospot- especially cats)
  • Nutmeg
  • Oleander
  • Citrus oil