All Border Collie Forums

Full Version: Poisonous Foods and Plants
You're currently viewing a stripped down version of our content. View the full version with proper formatting.
Pages: 1 2
There is another list on here that is similar to this but it's a little outdated. This list has s few more items added as well as some removed. 

Poisonous Foods
Acetaminophen (Tylenol)                               Leads to liver failure and red blood cell damage
ADD/ADHD Medications                                Can cause seizures, elevated body temperature, and heart problems
Alcohol                                                           Can cause intoxication, seizures, low blood sugar, arrhythmias, coma, and death
Antidepressants                                             Leads to sedation, incoordination, tremors, and seizures
Apple seeds                                                   Contains cyanide and can cause intestinal blockage,  diarrhea, drooling, vomiting, coma,                                                                             and death
Apricot pits                                                     Contains cyanide and can cause intestinal blockage,  diarrhea, drooling, vomiting, coma,                                                                             and death
Avocado pits                                                   Contains persin which can cause vomiting and diarrhea
Benzodiazepines and sleep aids                   Can cause restlessness, lethargy, and incoordination
Beta-blockers                                                Can cause life threatening decrease in blood pressure and a                                                                                                                   very low heart rate
Birth control                                                   Can cause bone marrow suppression
Cherry pits                                                     Contains cyanide and can cause intestinal blockage,                                                                                                                                     diarrhea, drooling, vomiting, coma, and death
Chocolate/Coffee/Tea and other caffeine         Can cause vomiting, diarrhea, coma, and death
Fat trimmings                                                Can cause pancreatitis
Grapes/Raisins                                                Contains a toxin that damage kidneys
Hops                                                              Can cause panting, elevated heart rate and temperature                                                                                                                               seizures, and death
Ibuprofen                                                       Can cause vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, coma, and death
Macadamia nuts                                             Contains a toxin that can affect digestive and nervous                                                                                                                                 systems and muscle
Nutmeg                                                          Can cause tremors, seizures, convulsions, and death
Onions/Chives                                                Contains thiosulphate which can cause anemia
Peach pits                                                      Contains cyanide and can cause intestinal blockage,                                                                                                                                     diarrhea, drooling, vomiting, coma, and death
Persimmon seeds                                           Can cause intestinal blockage,                                                                                                                                                                       diarrhea, drooling, vomiting, coma, and death
Plum pits                                                       Contains cyanide and can cause intestinal blockage,                                                                                                                                    diarrhea, drooling, vomiting, coma, and death
Xylitol*                                                          Can cause low blood sugar, vomiting, weakness, coma,                                                                                                                                liver failure and death
Yeast dough                                                  Can produce gas expand in the digestive system and                                                                                                                                  cause pain and a rupture of stomach or intestines
 
*Xylitol is an artificial sweetener that can be found in some nut butters, chewing gum, and “sugar free” products.
 
Cautioned Foods
Cat food                                                                              Not everything that is okay for a cat is good for a dog
Cinnamon                                                                           Okay in moderation
Citrus fruits                                                                          “
Garlic                                                                                   “
Lemon grass                                                                        “
Lemon verbena                                                                    “
Milk & other dairy products                                                  “
Mushrooms                                                                         Human grade store bought only
Nuts                                                                                    Okay in moderation
Oregano                                                                               "
Parsley                                                                                 “
Salt                                                                                      “
Sugar                                                                                   “
 
Disclaimer
This is a list of the most popular poisonous foods. There are most likely some foods that are missing from this list. Seek advice from your veterinarian for any food you are unsure of. As with trying any new food/treat, always give in small quantities at first to reduce the risk of an upset stomach.


Potentially Poisonous Plants

A
African Wonder Tree
Aloe

Amaryllis
Ambrosia Mexicana
Andromeda Japonica
Angelica Tree
Arrowhead
Asparagus Fern
Australian Pine
Autumn Crocus
Azalea

B
Baby Doll Ti Plant
Baneberry
Bead Tree

Begonia
Bird of Paradise
Bishop’s Weed
Bittersweet
Black Calla
Black Locust
Bleeding Heart
Borage
Boston Ivy
Boxwood
Buckeye
Buckwheat Plant
Buttercup
Butterfly Iris

C
Caladium
Calla Lily
Cape Jasmine
Caraway
Carnation
Castor Bean
Ceriman
Chamomile
Charming Dieffenbachia
Chinese Evergreen
Chinese Jade
Choke Cherry
Christmas Rose
Chrysanthemum
Citrus Plants
Clematis
Climbing Lily
Coffee Tree
Coleus
Corn Plant
Cow Parsnip
Crocus
Croton
Crown of Thorns
Crown Vetch
Cycads
Cyclamen

D
Daffodil
Dahlia

Delphinium
Desert Rose
Devil's Ivy 
Dieffenbachia
Dock
Dog Daisy
Dog Hobble
Donkey Tail 
Dumb Cane 
Dutchman's Breeches

E
Eggplant Plant (entire plant except ripe fruit)
Easter Lily
Eastern Star
Elderberry
Elephant Ears
English Ivy
Epazote
Eucalyptus

F
Fiddle-leaf Fig
Fire Lily
Flamingo Flower

Florida Beauty
Four O'Clock
Foxglove
Foxtail
Fruit Salad Plant

G
Geranium
German Ivy

Gladiola
Gold Dieffenbachia

H
Heavenly Bamboo
Hemlock

Holly
Honeysuckle
Hops
Hosta
Hurricane Plant
Hyacinth
Hydrangea

I
Iris
Iron Cross Begonia

Ivy

J
Jack in the Pulpit
Jade Plant

Japanese Yew
Jerusalem Cherry
Jimson Weed
Jonquil

K
Kaffir Lily
Kalanchoe
Klamath Weed

L
Lady of the Night
Lamb's quarter

Lantana
Larkspur
Laurel
Lavender
Lily
Lily of the Valley
Lobelia
Locoweed
Locust
Lords-and-Ladies
Lovage
Lupine

M
Madagascar Dragon Tree
Maidens Breath
Maleberry
Mapleleaf Begonia
Marble Queen
Marijuana
Marjoram

Mayapple
Mayweed
Metallic Leaf Begonia
Mexican Breadfruit
Milfoil
Milkweed
Mistletoe
Mole Mean Plant
Monkshood
Morning Glory
Mother-in-Law plant
Mother-in-Law's Tongue
Mountain Laurel
Mum
Mushrooms (wild)

N
Naked Lady
Narcissus

Nephthytis
Nightshade

O
Oak Tree (buds and acorns)
Oleander

P
Palm Lily
Peace Begonia
Peace Lily

Peacock Flower
Pencil Cactus
Pennyroyal
Peony
Pepper Plant (entire plant except ripe fruit)
Periwinkle
Philodendron (all species)
Pigweed
Pink Pearl
Poinsettia
Poison Ivy
Poison Hemlock
Poison Oak
Poison Sumac
Poppy
Potato Plant (all green parts)
Pothos
Precatory Bean
Primrose
Privet

Q
R
Ragwort
Red-Marginated Dracaena
Rhododendron

Rhubarb (leaves and bulb)
Ribbon Cactus
Rose of Sharon
Rubber Tree

S
Sago Palm
Satin Pothos

Schefflera
Shamrock Plant
Sheep Laurel
Showy Daisy
Skunk Cabbage
Snake Plant
Snow on the Mountain
Sorghum
Sorrel
Spring Parsley
Star of Bethlehem
Stinging Nettle
Stinkweed
Striped Dracaena
Sweet Pea
Swiss Cheese Plant

T
Tahitian Bridal Veil
Taro Vine
Tarragon

Tobacco
Tomato Plant (entire plant except ripe fruit)
Tulip

U
Umbrella Tree
V
Variable Dieffenbachia
W
Wahoo
Wandering Jew
Water Hemlock
Watercress

Weeping Fig
White Heads
Wisteria

X
Y
Yellow Oleander
Yew (all species)
Yucca

Z
 
Based off the ASPCA’s poisonous plants list. http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/toxic-and-non-toxic-plants?field_toxicity_value%5B%5D=01
Thanks for doing this LB. Great job.  Yahoo
No problem! Blush
Nice list! Thanks!
Thank you!

Mattie loves cashews and a few months ago I went online to see if it was fine to give her the occasional cashew. Every website gave warnings to not give your dog any type of nuts because they are high in fat and salt. OK, I get that but I wish they would have told me if something was poisonous.
Cashews aren't poisonous. The only nut I know of that is are macidamia nuts. As you can see, salt is in the cautioned foods list it's not actually poisonous but you still don't want them to have too much (same with humans. Big Grin) The fat in the cashews (and other nuts) will cause diarrhea if too much is consumed but you'd probably have to give a huge handful for that to happen. Of course if your dog isn't used to eating nuts (but I'm sure Mattie is) it would only take a couple dozen or so. But that's why when introducing new foods you do it a little at a time. And besides you shouldn't be giving more than 10% of their daily calorie intake in treats anyway so if you follow that you should be safe.

But now that I think about it maybe I should put nuts on the caution list...  Eusa_think
Usually, during the holidays, we have some foods we don't normally have around the house. Mattie is so cute and she will watch my husband eat cashews. So we gave her a few...possibly half a dozen at most. I guess the problem is that your average dog owner doesn't know when to quit and feeds an excessive amount.
Ok yeah I think you're right. List updated! Big Grin
Turkey skin and fat could cause pancreatitis. 

Although small bits might not be as harmful to Border Collie sized dogs IMO it isn't worth the risk.
Fat trimmings are on the poisonous food list. Big Grin Originally I was going to put it on the caution list but then I saw that it can cause pancreatitis. I agree it isn't worth the risk.
Pages: 1 2