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Toxic Plants for dogs: 20 poisonous plants for Dogs

Many house and garden plants are toxic to dogs. This list contains Toxic plants for dogs that have been reported as having systemic and harmful effects on dogs. According to vets and pet experts, If your dog chews or eats any of these plants, seek veterinary help immediately.

Toxic plants for Dogs:

1. Autumn Crocus

Colchicum autumnale, commonly known as autumn crocus, meadow saffron, or naked ladies. The plant is hazardous for dogs. Ingesting Autumn Crocus can cause severe vomiting.

The presence of toxins in the Autumn Crocus, known as colchicine, can lead your furry friend to gastrointestinal bleeding, liver and kidney damage, and respiratory failure.

2. Milkweed

Milkweeds or Asclepias named for their latex, a milky substance. This plant is toxic to dogs and can lead your pet to unusual vomiting and diarrhea, Rapid and weak pulse, difficulty breathing, and dilated pupils.

It can also lead your puppy to the liver or kidney failure and some time death.


Azaleas are a lovely and pretty flowering plant bloom in the spring. These flowering shrubs are not safe but poisonous for your dogs.

Ingestion of just a few Azalea leaves can cause severe issues like gastrointestinal issues in your pup and cause weakness, dis-coordination, and weak heart rate.

4. Sago Palm

Sago palm are warmer area plant. Every part of Sago’s palm is toxic to dogs, including leaves, roots, and steam, and can lead your furry friend to severe health conditions like liver failure and possible death can occur. 

5. Amaryllis

Amaryllis is a small genus of flowering bulbs, with two species, is considered a poisonous plant for dogs.

This plant contains Lycorine and other noxious substances, causing increased salivation, gastrointestinal problems, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, tremors, and decreased appetite in dogs.

Here note that the Amaryllis plant’s bulb is reputed to be more toxic than the flowers and stalk.

6. Ivy

ivy plant

Hedera, commonly called ivy, is a climbing or ground-creeping woody plant. Consuming of Ivy plant leads your dogs to abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive salivation and drooling, etc.

7. Gladiola

Gladiola plant

Gladiolus also is known as ‘sword lily,’ is from the iris family. This lovely summer flower can cause drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, and general lethargy in your puppy.

8. Tomato Plant

tomato plant

According to vets and pet experts, the Tomato plant is not safe for dogs.

A tomato plant can cause weakness, gastrointestinal problems, vomiting and diarrhea, drowsiness, dilated pupils, slow heart rate, and confusion.

9. Aloe Vera

aloe vera plant

Aloe vera most common in humans for the skin care, but aloe vera theis toxic for puppies.

The Aloe vera contains Saponins, which cause vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, tremors, and lead your puppy to central nervous system depression.

10. Tulip

tulip plant

Tulip is flowery large, showy, and brightly colored, generally red, pink, yellow, or white.

This pretty plant is not recommended for your dogs. Consuming of Tulip can cause gastrointestinal problems, central nervous system depression, and even convulsions and death.

11. American Holly

American Holly plant

The American holly, also known as Ilex opaca, is a species of holly. American holly has low toxicity for dogs; however, it can lead your dogs to Vomiting and diarrhea.

12. Daffodil


Daffodils also are known as narcissus, jonquil, and paperwhite. Keep away Daffodils form your dogs.

The ingesting of Daffodil contain poisonous alkaloids, causing some serious health issues in your dogs like cardiac arrhythmia, intestinal spasms, low blood pressure, salivation, tremors, vomiting, and diarrhea.

13. Oleander

oleander plant

The oleander is toxic and poisonous for dogs and almost for all pets.

Olender can cause Dehydration, Shock, Gastrointestinal (vomiting, diarrhea), Arrhythmias, Blood pressure changes, Neurological signs like lethargy, depression, ataxia, tremors, seizures.

14. Castor Bean

Castor oils may have some benefits for dogs, but castor bean is indeed toxic to dogs.

If your puppy ingested castor bean, they might experience drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, extreme thirst, loss of appetite, and abdominal pain and Potentially fatal in severe cases. It might also lead your doggie to muscle twitching, tremors, seizures, and even coma.

It also burns a dog’s mouth and throat.

15. Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemums, also known as mums or chrysanths, are flowering plants of the genus Chrysanthemum in the family Asteraceae.

This flowering plant can cause vomiting, diarrhea, skin rash, and drooling in your dog’s.

16. Philodendrons

Philodendrons plant

Philodendron is a large genus of flowering plants with heart-shaped leaves and long vines in the family Araceae.

These plants contain insoluble calcium oxalate crystals, which can irritate your dog’s mouth and lips and can cause severe reactions in dogs.

The initial symptoms start of difficulty swallowing and breathing when ingested in a large amount.

Philodendron some time become poisoning and can lead your dog to convulsions, renal failure, and coma.

 17. Begonias

Begonias plant

There are more than 1,800 different plant species of Begonia. It is from the Begoniaceae family.

Consuming this plant by your dogs can cause Oral irritation, drooling, and vomiting. It also causes excessive inflammation in the mouth.

18. Japanese Yews 

Japanese Yews plant

Japanese yew also knows as or spreading yew, Buddhist pine, or Southern yew, an evergreen tree or large shrub.

According to vets, the berries are non-toxic to dogs. However, the leaves, seeds, and bark are not considered safe for dogs.

They can cause vomiting, change in the heart and blood pressure, lethargy, a wobbly gait, seizures, and muscle tremors.

19. Dieffenbachia 

Dieffenbachia plant

Dieffenbachia, also known as Dumb cane, is a genus of tropical flowering plants with lush green leaves with white spots or stripes. 

Chewing Dieffenbachia leaves can cause a host of unpleasant symptoms, including intense numbing.

Oral irritation, mouth, tongue, and lips are burning, excessive drooling, and localized swelling. 

20. Cyclamen

Cyclamen plant

cyclamen is a popular houseplant, especially in the winter. They grow from tubers and are valued for their flowers with upswept petals and variably patterned leaves.

The plant is toxic for dogs.

If your puppy ingested any part of Cyclamen, they may lead to vomit and have diarrhea. It also can effects dogs heart rate and rhythms and some times lead to death.

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There are hundreds of plants that can be poisonous to dogs. We listed above the 20 most toxic plants for dogs. If your pup ingested any of these plants and you notice any adverse symptoms. Contact your vet immediately.