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Plants and Household Products Poisonous to Pets Resource

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Plants and Household Products Poisonous to Pets

compiled by Mary Jane Frogge, Extension Associate
source Lincoln/Lancaster County Animal Control

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Emergency Contact Information:

Kansas State Pet Poison Hotline: Call 1-785-532-5679. The Kansas State Pet Poison Control Hotline is available during normal 8-5 business hours. Voice messages received after hours will be answered first thing in the morning of the following business day. In the event of an emergency, contact your local veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poisoning Hotline at 888-426-4435.

Plants Poisonous to Livestock and Other Animals: Poisonous Plants Database from Cornell University

Poison Control Center - 1-800-222-1222 for Children and Adults.


Plants Poisonous to Pets:

  • Amaryllis
  • Andromeda
  • Apple Seeds
  • Apricot
  • Arrowgrass
  • Avocado
  • Bittersweet
  • Boxwood
  • Buttercup
  • Caladium
  • Castor Beans
  • Cherry Pits
  • Chokecherry
  • Crown of Thorns
  • Daffodil
  • Daphne
  • Delphenium
  • Dieffenbachia
  • Elephant Ear
  • English Ivy
  • Elderberry
  • Foxglove
  • Glory Lily
  • Hemlock
  • Hemp
  • Holly
  • Hyacinth
  • Hydrangea
  • Iris
  • Jasmine
  • Jimson Weed
  • Kalanchoe species
  • Liburnam
  • Larkspur
  • Laurel
  • Locoweed
  • Marigold
  • Mistletoe
  • Monkshood
  • Mushrooms
  • Narcissus
  • Nightshade
  • Oleander
  • Peach
  • Philodendron
  • Poinsettia
  • Poison Ivy
  • Privet
  • Rhodedendron
  • Rhubarb
  • Stinging Nettle
  • Tobacco
  • Tulip
  • Walnut
  • Wisteria
  • Yew

Household Products Poisonous to Pets:

  • Acetaminophen
  • Antifreeze
  • Aspirin
  • Bleach
  • Boric Acid
  • Brake Fluid
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Carbuerator Fluid
  • Chocolate
  • Cleaning Fluids
  • Deodorant
  • Deodorizers
  • Detergents
  • Diet Pills
  • Disinfectants
  • Drain Cleaners
  • Dyes
  • Fungicides
  • Furniture Polish
  • Gasoline
  • Hair Coloring
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Kerosine
  • Laxatives
  • Lead
  • Liqour
  • Lye
  • Matches
  • Metal Polish
  • Mineral Spirits
  • Mothballs
  • Nail Polish
  • Nail Polish Remover
  • Paint
  • Paint Remover
  • Permanent Solution
  • Phenol
  • Photo Developer
  • Rat Poison
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Shoe Polish
  • Sleeping Pills
  • Slug/Snail Bait
  • Soap
  • Suntan Lotion
  • Tar
  • Turpentine
  • Window Cleaners
  • Wood Preservatives


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