The American Dog Trainers Network

Poisonous Substances

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Poison Helpline
 

  • National Animal Poison Control Center (ASPCA)
    (800)548-2423 [Cost: $30. per case. Credit cards only.]
    (900)680-0000 [Cost: $20 for the first 5 minutes,
    then $2.95 per minute thereafter.
    No charge for follow-up calls regarding same case.]
     
  • NYC Poison Control
    (212)764-7667
     
  • Poison Lifeline
    (615)936-2034





Poisonous Plants -- Partial List

Acocanthera -- Fruit and Flowers
Amanita Mushroom
Amaryllis -- bulbs
Amsinckia/Tarweed -- Foliage, Seeds
Anemone
Angel Trumpet Tree -- Flowers and Leaves
Apple Seeds
Apricot Pits & Seed Kernal
Atropa Belladona
Airplane Plant
Avocado Leaves
Azalea
Balsam Pear -- Seeds, Outer Rind of Fruit
Baneberry
Beach Pea
Betel Nut Palm
Belladonna
Bird Of Paradise -- Seeds
Bittersweet -- Berries
Black-Eyed Susan
Black Locust
Bladder Pod
Bloodroot
Bottlebrush -- Flowers
Boxwood Bleeding Heart
Boxwood Tree
Bluebonnet
Buckthorn -- Fruit, Bark
Buttercup -- Sap, Bulbs
Caladium
Calla Lily
Cardinal Flower
Carolina Jessamine
Cassava -- Roots
Castor Bean -- Leaves, Bean
Chalice vine / Trumpet vine
Cherry Tree -- Everything Except Fruit
Cherry Laurel
Chinaberry Tree -- Berries
Christmas Berry -- Berries
Christmast Cactus -- Sap
Christmas Candle
Christmas Rose
Christmas Tree -- Needles, Tree Water
Common Prive
Columbine
Coral plant
Corn Cockle
Crocus (Autumn) -- Bulbs
Crocus -- Bulbs
Croton
Cyclamen
Daffodil
Daphne -- Berries
Datura / Jimsonweed
Deadly Amanita
Deadly Nightshade
Death Camas
Death Cap Mushroom
Deiffenbachia / Dumb Cane
Destroying Angel / Death Cap
Diffenbachia
Dragon Tree
Dutchman's Breeches
Dogwood -- Fruit
Eggplant -- Foliage
Elderberry -- Foliage
Elephant's Ear / Taro -- Foliage
English Holly Berries
English Ivy
Equisetum
Euphorbia / Spurges
False Hellebore
False Henbane
Fiddleneck / Senecio
Fly Agaric / Amanita
Four O'Clock
Foxglove
Gelsemium
Ghostweed / Snow On The Mountain
Golden chain / Laburnum
Holly Berries (English and American)
Horsechestnut
Horsetail Reed / Equisetum Hyacinth -- Bulbs
Hydrangea -- Flower Buds
Iris -- Bulb
Ivy
Jack-In-The-Pulpit /Indian Turnip
Jasmine
Jasmine Star
Jatropha -- Seeds, Sap
Java bean -- Uncooked Bean
Jerusalem Cherry -- Berries
Jessamine -- Berries
Jimsonweed
Johnson Grass
Juniper -- Needles, Stems and Berries
Laburnum
Lambkill / Sheep laurel
Lantana
Larkpsur
Laurel
Lobelia
Locoweed
Lords and Ladies / Cuckoopint
Lily of the Valley -- All parts of the plant, as well as vase water
Machineel
Mayapple -- All parts, except fruit
Mescal Bean
Milk Vetch
Milkweeds -- Foliage
Mistletoe Berries
Moccasin Flower
Mock orange -- Fruit
Monkshood
Morning glory
Mother-In-Law's Tongue
Mountain Laurel
Mushrooms (many wild forms)
Narcissus -- Bulbs
Narcissus Jonquilla
Natal Cherry
Nicotine Bush
Nightshades
Oak -- Acorns, Leaves
Oleander (very poisonous)
Peach -- Pit
Pear Seeds
Pennyroyal -- Foliage & Flowers
Peony
Periwinkle
Philodendron
Pikeweed
Pine Needles
Poison Hemlock
Poison Ivy
Poison Oak
Poison Sumac
Pokeweed
Pokewood / Poke cherry -- Roots, Fruit
Poppy
Potato plant -- New shoots and Eyes
Privet Shrub
Rattlebox
Rhododendron
Rhubarb Plants
Rosary Peas -- Pods, Seeds, Flowers
Russian Thistle
Sago Palm
Salmonberry
Scarlet Pimpernel
Senecio / Fiddleneck
Skunk Cabbage
Snapdragon
Snowdrop
Spanish Bayonet
Spider Plant
Star Of Bethlehem
Sudan Grass
Sundew
Tansy -- Foliage, Flowers
Tarweed
Thornapple
Tiger Lily
Toad flax -- Foliage
Tobacco Leaves
Tomato Plant -- All parts, except for fruit
Touch-Me-Not
Toyon Berry -- Berries
Trillium -- Foliage
Trumpet Vine
Tulips
Venus Flytrap
Verbena
Virginia Creeper -- Sap
Tobacco Plants
Water Hemlock
Wildflower
Wild Parsnip -- Roots, Foliage
Wisteria
Yellow Jessamine
Yellow Star Thistle
Yew (American, English and Japanese)


Note: Veterinary treatment should be immediate if poisoning is suspected.



Medical Emergencies




Recommended Books
 
  • U C Davis Book of Dogs
    Edited by Mordecai Siegal
    (Harper Collins)

     
  • The Animal Doctor's Answer Book
    Dr. Michael W. Fox
    (Newmarket Press)
     


 

 

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Robin Kovary is the American Dog Trainers Network helpline director
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