Which Plants are Poisonous to Dogs?

When planning your garden or making interior house plant choices, know which plants are poisonous to dogs. The leaves, stems, berries or roots of many common plants are toxic to dogs and can cause nausea, diarrhea, breathing problems and even death.

Emergency Information

If you suspect that your dog has ingested a poisonous plant or other toxic substance, remain calm and try to determine the source. Do not induce vomiting without the advice of a veterinarian or poison control technician. The ASPCA maintains a 24-hour poison control hotline; you can contact them at (888) 426-4435. A credit card is required for this service.

Common Plants Poisonous to Dogs

  • Azalea - Leaves
  • Daffodils - Bulbs
  • Hydrangea - Leaves
  • Yew - All Parts
  • Poinsettia - All Parts
  • Mistletoe - Berries
  • Rhubarb - Leaves

This is not an exhaustive list. Contact your local county cooperative extension for a list of toxic plants that grow in your area.