TOXIC PLANTS

There are a number of plants that are toxic to cats and dogs when ingested. Below is a list of toxic plants, each one includes common names, the scientific name, toxic principles (what makes the plants toxic), and the pet's symptoms when ingested. We do not give out medical advice or holistic methods of treatment on how to treat poisoning in a pet; please contact either of the National Hotlines or our Local Oregon Clinics and Hospitals (listed on our Hotlines and Help page) if you suspect your pet has ingested one of these plants. 

 -Any plant (listed below or not) that is not a part of your pet's regular diet may cause irritation or illness due to irregularity.

PLANTS LISTED IN RED ARE HARMFUL AND HIGHLY TOXIC

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American Yew

Canada Yew

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Boxwood

Box

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Branching Ivy

California Ivy, English Ivy, Glacier Ivy, Needlepoint Ivy

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Buckeye

American Buckeye, Fetid Buckeye, Horse Chestnut, Ohio Buckeye

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Caladium

Angel Wings, Heart of Jesus, Pink Cloud, Texas Wonder

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Castor Bean

African Coffee Tree, Castor Oil, Ricin, Wonder Tree

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Catnip

Catwort

Image by Eduardo Gorghetto

Coffee Tree

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Dogbane

American Hemp, Indian Physic, Rheumatism Weed

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Elephant Ear

Taro, Xanthosoma

Image by Sincerely Media

Eucalyptus

Silver Dollar Tree

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Foxtail

Spear Grass, Squirreltail Grass, Wild Barley

Image by Jorien Loman

Holly

Christ Thorn, Common Holly, European Holly

Image by Yoksel 🌿 Zok

Hosta

Giboshi, Plantain Lily

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Ivy Arum

Ceylon Creeper, Devil's Ivy, Golden Pothos, Hunter's Robe, Money Plant

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Japonica

Fetterbush, Lily-of-the-valley-bush, Pieris

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Mistletoe 

American Mistletoe, Oak Mistletoe

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Nandina

Heavenly Bamboo, Sacred Bamboo

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Privet

Common Privet, Wax-Leaf, Amur

Image by Markus Spiske

Rhubarb

Garden Rhubarb, Pie Plant

Image by Max Di Capua

Sago Palm

Fern Palm

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Shamrock Plant

Wood Sorrel

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Spindle Tree

Burning Bush, Summer Cypress, Wahoo

Image by Chris Lee

Split-Leaf Philodendron

Ceriman, Swiss Cheese Plant

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Tarragon

Estagon, French Thyme

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Tobacco 

Mustard Tree, Tree Tobacco

Image by Annie Spratt

Wisteria

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Yucca

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