GUIDE TO TOXIC PLANTS FOR PETS IN THE GARDEN We want to keep pets happy and healthy, which is why we are raising awareness of the common plants found in the garden that are poisonous to cats and dogs. THE FOLLOWING PLANTS CAN BE DANGEROUS TO DOGS: (This is only a partial list. The Pee Pee Problem: Protecting Your Plants from Dog Urine Initially, dogs who consume grapes may vomit and be lethargic. Grapes, along with raisins and currants, are poisonous to dogs. This is why many grazing animals, such as horses, are much more susceptible to this type of poisoning. This does not represent a complete list of all poisonous plants and is only intended as a guide. By Bambi Edlund While some plants can just give your pup diarrhea, there are others that are extremely poisonous and can cause serious problems, like liver damage. Lantana, also known as wild sage, yellow sage and shrub verbena, is a flower of the Verbenaceae family. Treatment Hello, Verbena foliage/flowers is unfortunately very toxic to dogs. Be "puppy prepared" with any plant or food you are not completely certain about) * Acocanthera (fruit and flowers) * Amaryllis (bulbs) * Amsinckia -- Tarweed (foliage, seeds) * Anemone -- wildflower (all parts) * Angel Trumpet Tree (flowers and leaves) * Apple (seeds) The essential oil is neurotoxic and convulsive, because of verbenalin, which can eventually cause nerve paralysis and seizures. DOGS TRUST LIST OF POISONOUS PLANTS, GARDEN AND HOUSEHOLD SUBSTANCES IMPORTANT INFORMATION – please read Dogs Trust assumes no liability for the content of the following list. Cypress mulch or pine bark are both safe to use around dogs, but avoid cocoa mulch, as it is toxic to dogs if eaten. Known interactions can include kidney irritation, so you may want to reconsider planting lemon verbena if your dog is an avid chewer with kidney problems. In the southern U.S. it grows wild in hedgerows and fields. Toxicity to Dogs While some species of the verbena family, such as lantana, are considered toxic to dogs, lemon verbena is generally safe unless your dog consumes large amounts. Please contact your The toxic property in lantana is a triterpenoid, which is extremely toxic and dangerous to your dog as well as other animals and children, if consumed. Vervain is not a poisonous plant and its potential toxicity is mainly due to misuse or higher doses than the recommended. Triterpenoid can damage your dog’s hepatic system (gallbladder, bile ducts, and liver). After 24-48 hours, dogs may begin to have kidney failure, so it’s essential to get your pet to the vet quickly. Dangers of verbena. Refer to this guide if you start gardening or use them at home. Our FULL list of all (hundreds) seeds, plants toxic to dogs and seeds, plants safe for dogs. For this reason, it’s always a good idea to discourage them from chewing on or ingesting any vegetation, especially the following plants. I would reccomend that you try a similar plant of a different species that does not harm canines. Toxicity varies from type to type and from dog to dog, but the wrong dose can cause liver failure. Can cause vomiting and/or diarrhoea. We spoke with a director at the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center and two other veterinarians to identify the most common poisonous plants for dogs. Cineraria plants are toxic to dogs and other animals, and although it is not pleasant-tasting, it may still be eaten, especially if there are no other types of plant around. While the entire plant of the lantana is poisonous, the berries are the most toxic. It’s rare your cat or dog will eat enough to be poisoned but if they show any of the signs, consult your vet. Although it is a native of the tropics, it is a popular flowering annual or perennial shrub in North American gardens. Many plants are toxic to dogs. The following plants are the most toxic to dogs and should never be made available to them under any circumstances: Castor bean or castor oil plant (Ricinus communis) Gravel is obviously not toxic, but it can cause serious health problems if swallowed, so try to select the biggest gravel available to discourage your dog from eating it.