November 2, 2009
Plants Potentially Poisonous to Pets
More than 700 plants have been identified as producing physiologically active or toxic substances in sufficient amounts to cause harmful effects in animals. Poisonous plants produce a variety of toxic substances and cause reactions ranging from mild nausea to death. Certain animal species may have a peculiar vulnerability to a potentially poisonous plant.
Attached is a list of some of the common plants which may produce a toxic reaction in animals. This list is intended only as a guide to plants which are generally identified as having the capability for producing a toxic reaction. We recommend that you print it out and keep it in an accessible place.
For more information on plants that could be dangerous to pets, visit the American Animal Hospital Association website. For more on why lilies are poisonous to cats, read this from the FDA »