Here’s a list, including a visual guide of popular outdoor plants that are poisonous to our dogs.
Below are a list of plants that are poisonous to your dog - where there is a * beside the name of the plant, that means they can be fatal in even very small quantities. Please note that the list is not exhaustive and it's worth remembering that your dog may have an allergic reaction to something not normally considered harmful to dogs.
As well as detailing poisonous plants outdoors, all bulbs should be assumed as being highly poisonous. Additionally, common fruit pips and stones contain cyanide and are highly poisonous, so do not give apple core to your dog to finish and make sure you pick up windfalls if you have fruit trees in your garden. Assume all toadstools and fungi are poisonous to your dog.
Note too that the cocoa husks sometimes used for mulch are also poisonous if your dog eats them. Be alert to poisoning and allergic reaction symptoms in your dog. If you think that your pet may have ingested or developed a reaction to something poisonous - contact your vet immediately, day or night.
Signs of poisoning can include vomiting, diarrhoea, listlessness, fits, coma, excessive itching (dermatitis), swelling of the mouth or tongue, swelling of the eyes, rapid heart rate and abnormal or erratic behaviour.
We do hope you find our poisonous plant guide helpful. If we have not mentioned a plant that is poisonous to our pets, then please let us know! You can contact us at email@example.com