There are many plants that look great in your garden, but are poisonous to our pups. SERIOUSLY poisonous and potentially fatal.

Please read below and check for updates as we showcase plants that you must keep away from your puppy at all times.

Aloe:
Scientific Names: Aloe vera
Family: Liliaceae
Toxicity:Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats
Toxic Principles:Saponins
Clinical Signs:Vomiting, depression, diarrhea, anorexia, tremors, change in urine color.
















Amaryllis:
Additional common Names: Belladonna,lily,Saint Joseph lily, Cape Belladonna, Naked Lady
Scientific Name:Amaryllis sp.
Family:Amaryllidaceae
Toxicity:Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats
Toxic Principles:Lycorine and others
Clinical Signs:vomiting, depression, diarrhea, abdominal pain, hypersalivation, anorexia,tremors.







Apricot:
Additional Common Names:Group also includes Plum, Peach, Cherry
Scientific Name: Prunus armeniaca
Alternate Scientific Name: other Prunus species
Family: Rosaceae
Toxicity: Toxic to Horses, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Dogs
Toxic Principles: Cyanogenic glycosides found in some species
Clinical Signs: Stems, leaves, seeds contain cyanide, particularly toxic in the process of wilting: brick red mucous membranes, dilated pupils, difficulty breathing, panting, shock.







Asparagus fern:
Additional Common Names:
Asparagus, Emerald Feather, Emerald Fern, Sprengeri Fern, Plumosa Fern, Lace Fern, Racemose Asparagus, Shatavari
Scientific Name:Asparagus densiflorus cv sprengeri
Alternate Scientific Name:Asparagus setaceus
Family:Liliaceae
Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats
Toxic Principles:Sapogenins
Clinical Signs:allergic dermatitis with repeated dermal exposure. Berry ingestion could result in gastric upset (vomiting, abdominal pain, or diarrhea.)







Avocado
Additional Common Names:Alligator Pear
Scientific Name: Persea americana
Family: Lauraceae
Where Found: Primarily grown in Florida and California; readily available in grocery stores.
Toxicity: Toxic to Horses, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Dogs
Toxic Principles: Persin
Clinical Signs:
Dogs, cats: vomiting, diarrhea.







Azalea:
Additional Common Names: Rosebay, Rhododendron
Scientific Name: Rhododendron spp
Family: Ericaceae
Where Found:About 250 different species; geographic distribution varies with species.For example, Rhododendron occidentalis is native to California; Rhododendron catawbiense is native to the Allegheny Mountains of Virginia to Georgia.
Toxicity: Toxic to Horses, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Dogs
Toxic Principles: Grayantoxin
Clinical Signs: Vomiting, diarrhea, hypersalivation, weakness, coma, hypotension, CNS depression, cardiovascular collapse and death. Ingestion of a few leaves can cause serious problems. The toxic principle interferes with normal skeletal muscle, cardiac muscle and nerve function. Clinical effects typically occur within a few hours after ingestion, and can include acute digestive upset, excessive drooling, loss of appetite, frequent bowel movements/diarrhea, colic, depression, weakness, loss of coordination, stupor, leg paralysis, weak heart rate and recumbency for 2 or more days; at this point, improvement may be seen or the animal may become comatose and die.







Brunfelsia:
Additional Common Names: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, Kiss-Me-Quick, Lady-of-the-Night, Fransiscan Rain Tree
Scientific Name:Brunfelsia species
Family:Solanaceae
Toxicity:Toxic to Horses, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Dogs
Toxic Principles:Brunfelsamidine
Clinical Signs:Tremors, seizures (for several days), diarrhea, vomiting, hypersalivation,lethargy, incoordination, coughing.







Buckwheat:
Scientific Name: Fagopyrum species
Family: Polygonaceae
Toxicity: Toxic to Horses, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Dogs
Toxic Principles: Fagopyrin
Clinical Signs: Photosensitization (ulcerative and exudative dermatitis).







California Ivy
Additional Common Names:Branching Ivy, Glacier Ivy, Needlepoint Ivy, Sweetheart Ivy, English Ivy
Scientific Name:Hedera helix
Family:Araliaceae
Toxicity:Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats
Toxic Principles:Triterpenoid saponins (hederagenin)
Clinical Signs:Vomiting, abdominal pain, hypersalivation, diarrhea. Foliage is more toxicthan berries






Castor Bean Plant
Additional Common Names: Castor Oil Plant, Mole Bean Plant, African Wonder Tree, Castor Bean
Scientific Name: Ricinus communis
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Where Found: Native to the tropics, but grown in North America as an onamental plant or as a crop for castor oil.
Toxicity:Toxic to Horses, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Dogs
Toxic Principles: Ricin
Clinical Signs: Beans are very toxic: oral irritation, burning of mouth and throat, increase in thirst, vomiting, diarrhea, kidney failure, convulsions. Access to ornamental plants or pruned foliage most common in poisonings. Ricin is a highly toxic component that inhibits protein synthesis; ingestion of as little as one ounce of seeds can be lethal. Signs typically develop 12 to 48 hours after ingestion, and include loss of appetite, excessive thirst, weakness, colic, trembling, sweating, loss of coordination, difficulty breathing, progressive central nervous system depression, and fever. As syndrome progresses, bloody diarrhea may occur, and convulsions and coma can precede death.







Cherry
Additional Common Names:Plum, Apricot,
Scientific Name: Prunus species
Family: Rosaceae
Toxicity: Toxic to Horses, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Dogs
Toxic Principles: Cyanogenic glycosides found in some species
Clinical Signs: Stems, leaves, seeds contain cyanide, particularly toxic in the process of wilting: brick red mucous membranes, dilated pupils, difficulty breathing, panting, shock.






Chrysanthemum:
Additional Common Names: Daisy, Mum; many varieties
Scientific Name: Chrysanthemum spp.
Family: Compositae
Toxicity:Toxic to Horses, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Dogs
Toxic Principles: Sesquiterpene, lactones, pyrethrins and other potential irritants
Clinical Signs: Vomiting, diarrhea, hypersalivation, incoordination, dermatitis







Coleus:
Additional Common Names: Indian Borage, Bread and Butter Plant, Spanish Thyme, East Indian Thyme, Stinging Thyme, Country Boarage; many others
Scientific Name: Coleus ampoinicus
Family: Labiatae
Toxicity: Toxic to Horses, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Dogs
Toxic Principles: Essential Oils
Clinical Signs:Vomiting, diarrhea, depression, anorexia, occasionally bloody diarrhea or vomiting







Dieffenbachia:
Additional Common Names: Charming Dieffenbachia, Giant Dumb Cane, Tropic Snow, Dumbcane, Exotica,
Spotted Dumb Cane, Exotica Perfection
Scientific Name: Dieffenbachia
Family: Araceae
Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats
Toxic Principles: Insoluble calcium oxalates, proteolytic enzyme
Clinical Signs: Oral irritation, intense burning and irritation of mouth, tongue and lips, excessive drooling, vomiting, difficulty swallowing.







Eucalyptus:
Additional Common Names:Many cultivars
Scientific Name:Eucalyptus species
Family:Myrtaceae
Toxicity:Toxic to Horses, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Dogs
Toxic Principles: Essential oils (eucalyptol)
Clinical Signs:Salivation, vomiting, diarrhea, depression, weakness







Feather Geranium:
Additional Common Names:Jerusalem Oak, Ambrosia Mexicana
Scientific Name: Ambrosia mexicana
Family:Chenopodiaceae
Toxicity:Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats
Toxic Principles:Sesquiterpene lactones
Clinical Signs: Vomiting, anorexia, depression







Fern Palm:
Additional Common Names:Sago Palm, Cycads
Scientific Name:Cycas species
Family:Cycadaceae
Toxicity:Toxic to Horses, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Dogs
Toxic Principles:Cycasin, B-methylamino-l-alanine, unidentified neurotoxin (cattle)
Clinical Signs:Vomiting (may be bloody), dark stools, jaundice, increased thirst, bloody diarrhea, bruising, liver failure, death. 1-2 seeds can be fatal.







Fig:
Additional Common Names:
Weeping Fig, Indian Rubber Plant
Scientific Name:Ficus benjamina
Family:Moraceae
Toxicity:Toxic to Horses, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Dogs
Toxic Principles:Proteolytic enzyme (ficin), psoralen (ficusin)
Clinical Signs: Contact with the skin can cause dermatitis, ingestion can cause oral irritation, salivation and vomiting







Garden Calla:
Additional Common Names:Calla Lily, Pig Lily, White Arum, Trumpet Lily, Florist’s Calla, Arum Lily
Scientific Name:Zantedeschia aethiopica
Family:Araceae
Toxicity:Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats
Toxic Principles:Insoluble calcium oxalates
Clinical Signs:Oral irritation, intense burning and irritation of mouth, tongue and lips, excessive drooling, vomiting, difficulty swallowing







Gardenia:
Additional Common Names:Cape Jasmine
Scientific Name:Gardenia jasminoides
Family:Rubiaceae
Toxicity:Toxic to Horses, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Dogs
Toxic Principles:Genioposide, gardenoside
Clinical Signs: Mild vomiting and/or diarrhea, hives.







Garlic:
Additional Common Names:Stinking Rose, Rustic Treacle, Camphor of the Poor, Nectar of the Gods, Serpent Garlic, Rocambole
Scientific Name:Allium sativum
Family:Liliaceae
Toxicity:Toxic to Horses, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Dogs
Toxic Principles:N-propyl disulfide
Clinical Signs:Vomiting, breakdown of red blood cells (hemolytic anemia, Heinz body anemia), blood in urine, weakness, high heart rate, panting.







Geranium:
Additional Common Names:Many cultivars
Scientific Name:Pelargonium species
Family:Geraniaceae
Toxicity:Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats
Toxic Principles:Geraniol, linalool
Clinical Signs:Vomiting, anorexia, depression, dermatitis







Gladiola:
Additional Common Names:Many cultivars
Scientific Name: Gladiolus species
Family:Iridaceae
Toxicity: Toxic to Horses, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Dogs
Toxic Principles: Unknown
Clinical Signs:Salivation, vomiting, drooling,lethargy, diarrhea. Highest concentration in corms (bulbs).






Hibiscus:
Additional Common Names:Rose of Sharon, Rose of China
Scientific Name:Hibiscus syriacus
Family:Malvaceae
Toxicity: Toxic to Horses, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Dogs
Toxic Principles: Unknown
Clinical Signs: Vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, anorexia.







House Pine
Additional Common Names:Australian Pine, Norfolk Pine, Norfolk Island Pine
Scientific Name:Araucaria heterophylla
Family:Auraucariaceae
Toxicity:Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats
Toxic Principles:Unknown
Clinical Signs:Vomiting, depression







Hydrangea
Additional Common Names: Hortensia, Hills of Snow, Seven Bark
Scientific Name: Hydrangea arborescens
Family: Hydrangeaceae
Toxicity: Toxic to Horses, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Dogs
Toxic Principles: Cyanogenic glycoside
Clinical Signs:Vomiting, depression, diarrhea. Cyanide intoxication is rare ­ usually produces more of a gastrointestinal disturbance.






Iris:
Additional Common Names: Flag, Snake Lily, Water Flag
Scientific Name:Iris species
Family:Iridaceae
Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats
Toxic Principles: Pentacylic terpenoids (zeorin, missourin and missouriensin)
Clinical Signs:Salivation, vomiting, drooling,lethargy, diarrhea. Highest concentration in rhizomes.







Jade Plant
Additional Common Names: Baby Jade, Dwarf rubber plant, Jade tree, Chinese rubber plant, Japanese rubber plant
Scientific Name: Crassula argentea
Family: Crassulaceae
Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats
Toxic Principles: Unknown
Clinical Signs: Vomiting, depression, ataxia, slow heart rate (rare)







Lantana
Additional Common Names: Shrub Verbena, Yellow Sage, Red Sage
Scientific Name: Lantana camara
Family: Verbenaceae
Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats
Toxic Principles: Pentacyclic triterpenoids
Clinical Signs: Vomiting, diarrhea, labored breathing, weakness. Liver failure ­ more common in livestock.







Larkspur
Scientific Name: Delphinium species
Family: Ranunculaceae
Where Found: Over 80 species in North America; most found natively west of the Mississippi River, although cultivated as an ornamental across the U.S. Two major groups: Dwarf or low, which live on lowland slopes and grasslands and grow to less than 3 feet tall; tall larkspurs grow to be 4 – 6 feet tall and occur on upper slopes and on mountainous areas.
Toxicity: Toxic to Horses, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Dogs
Toxic Principles: Diterpene alkaloids
Clinical Signs: The toxicity of the plant may vary depending on seasonal changes and field conditions; as the plant matures, it generally becomes less toxic. The alkaloids in the plant cause neuromuscular paralysis; clinical effects include constipation, colic, increased salivation, muscle tremors, stiffness, weakness, recumbency, and convulsions. Cardiac failure may occur, as can death from respiratory paralysis.







Lemon
Scientific Name: Citrus limonia
Family: Rutaceae
Toxicity:Toxic to Horses, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Dogs
Toxic Principles: Essential oils
Clinical Signs: Vomiting, diarrhea, depression; potential photo sensitivity







Lily of the Valley
Scientific Name: Convalaria majalis
Family: Liliaceae
Toxicity:Toxic to Horses, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Dogs
Toxic Principles: Cardenolides (convallarin, and others)
Clinical Signs: Vomiting, irregular heart beat, low blood pressure, disorientation, coma, seizures







Lily-of-the-Valley Bush
Additional Common Names:Andromeda Japonica, Pieris
Scientific Name:Pieris japonica
Family: Ericaceae
Toxicity: Toxic to Horses, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Dogs
Toxic Principles: Grayanotoxins
Clinical Signs: Vomiting, diarrhea, depression, cardiovascular collapse, hypersalivation, weakness, coma, low blood pressure, death. Ingestion of a few leaves can cause serious problems.







Lime
Scientific Name: Citrus aurantifolia
Family: Rutaceae
Toxicity: Toxic to Horses, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Dogs
Toxic Principles: Essential oils
Clinical Signs: Vomiting, diarrhea, depression; potential photosensitivity







Nandina
Additional Common Names:Sacred Bamboo, Heavenly Bamboo
Scientific Name:Nandina domestica
Family:Berberidaceae
Toxicity:Toxic to Horses, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Dogs
Toxic Principles:Cyanogenic glycosides
Clinical Signs:Weakness, incoordination, seizures, coma, respiratory failure, death (rare in pets).







Onion
Scientific Name:Allium cepa
Family:Liliaceae
Toxicity:Toxic to Horses, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Dogs
Toxic Principles:N-propyl disulfide
Clinical Signs:Cats are more sensitive. Can see gastrointestinal upset, hemolytic anemia,heinz Vomiting, breakdown of red blood cells (hemolytic anemia, Heinz bodyanemia), blood in urine, weakness, high heart rate, panting.







Orange
Scientific Name:Citrus sinensis
Family:Rutaceae
Toxicity: Toxic to Horses, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Dogs
Toxic Principles:Essential oils and psoralens
Clinical Signs: Vomiting, diarrhea, depression; potential photosensitivity






Peach:
Additional Common Names:Plum, Apricot, Cherry
Scientific Name: Prunus species
Family: Rosaceae
Toxicity: Toxic to Horses, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Dogs
Toxic Principles: Cyanogenic glycosides found in some species
Clinical Signs: Stems, leaves, seeds contain cyanide, particularly toxic in the process of wilting: brick red mucous membranes, dilated pupils, difficulty breathing, panting, shock.








Peony
Scientific Name: Paeonis officinalis
Family: Paeniaceae
Toxicity: Toxic to Horses, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Dogs
Toxic Principles: Paeonol
Clinical Signs: Vomiting, diarrhea, depression







Poinsettia
Scientific Name: Euphorbia pulcherrima
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats
Toxic Principles: Irritant Sap (latex)
Clinical Signs: Irritating to the mouth and stomach, sometimes causing vomiting, but generally over-rated in toxicity.







Rhododendron:
Additional Common Names:Rosebay, Azalea
Scientific Name: Rhododendron spp
Family: Ericaceae
Where Found: About 250 different species; geographic distribution varies with species. For example, Rhododendron occidentalis is native to California; Rhododendron catawbiense is native to the Allegheny Mountains of Virginia to Georgia.
Toxicity: Toxic to Horses, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Dogs
Toxic Principles: Grayantoxin
Clinical Signs: Vomiting, diarrhea, hypersalivation, weakness, coma, hypotension, CNS depression, cardiovascular collapse and death. Ingestion of a few leaves can cause serious problems. The toxic principle interferes with normal skeletal muscle, cardiac muscle and nerve function. Clinical effects typically occur within a few hours after ingestion, and can include acute digestive upset, excessive drooling, loss of appetite, frequent bowel movements/diarrhea, colic, depression, weakness, loss of coordination, stupor, leg paralysis, weak heart rate and recumbency for 2 or more days; at this point, improvement may be seen or the animal may become comatose and die.







Sweet Pea
Additional Common Names: Perennial Pea, Everlasting Pea
Scientific Name: Lathyrus latifolius
Family: Fabaceae
Toxicity:Toxic to Horses, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Dogs
Toxic Principles: Aminoproprionitrite
Clinical Signs: Weakness, lethargy, pacing, head pressing, tremors, seizures and possibly death.







Tomato Plant
Scientific Name:
Lycopersicon spp Family: Solanaceae
Toxicity:
Toxic to Horses, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Dogs
Toxic Principles: Solanine
Clinical Signs: Hypersalivation, inappetence, severe gastrointestinal upset, diarrhea, drowsiness, CNS depression, confusion, behavioral change, weakness, dilated pupils, slow heart rate.