ANIMALS AND PLANT POISONINGS

Animal

 

Plant

 

Effect

 

Birds, Guinea Pigs, Mice, Rats, Goats, Cows, Rabbits, Fish

 

Avocado, seeds or leaves

 

Hyper-excitability, swelling and bleeding of the brain, lungs and liver.

 

Cat

 

Easter Lily

 

Kidney failure.

 

Cat

 

Lilies (general)

 

Kidney failure and death.

Cat

 

Dracaena

 

Dilated pupils, shortness of breath, abdominal pain, increased heart rate, and drooling. Also, vomiting, occasionally with blood, depression, anorexia, in-coordination, and weakness.

 

Cat

 

Philodendron

 

Listlessness, total kidney failure, seizures and death in almost 50% of cats.

 

Cat

 

Pothos

 

Kidney failure.

 

Cows

 

Oxalate containing plants

 

Kidney failure, decrease in blood calcium levels, death.

 

Dog

 

Heavenly Bamboo

 

A dog chewing on stems and branches developed symptoms like cyanide poisoning.

 

Dog

 

Dracaena

 

Vomiting, occasionally with blood, depression, anorexia, drooling, in-coordination, and weakness.

 

Dog

 

Onions

 

Destroys the blood cells in certain dogs with a genetic disposition resulting in anemia.

 

Dog

 

Garlic

 

Destroys the blood cells in certain dogs with a genetic disposition resulting in anemia.

 

Dog

 

Schefflera

 

Vomiting, in-coordination, decrease in the white blood cell count.

 

Cows, Horses

 

Onions

 

Anemia, jaundice, blood in urine.

 

Horses

 

Oxalate containing plants

 

Severe diarrhea, dehydration and death.

Pigs/Swine

Amaranthus

Weakness, in-coordination, crawling movements, kidney damage, and tremor.

Pigs, Livestock

Oaks, Acorns

Abdominal pain, constipation, extreme thirst, frequent urination, bloody diarrhea in severe cases as well as rapid but weak pulse, kidney and liver damage (which may not appear for several weeks).

Sheep

 

Curly dock, Halogeton

Rapid, labored breathing, depression, in-coordination and coarse tremor of the head and neck, and kidney damage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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