Day: April 30, 2020


Cyclamen are often found at the supermarket alongside the poinsettia and can often be found on the table indoors as a decoration. Cyclamen can cause a wide range of problems for pets, ranging from excessive salivation and digestive upset to seizures and heart rhythm abnormalities. In small ingestions, most pets will suffer only mild digestive upset. However, …

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These common flowers contain lactones and pyrethrin, which cause intestinal irritation. While not lethal, eating any part of the plant can result in vomiting, diarrhea, excessive drooling, skin rashes, and loss of coordination.

Rhododendron and Azalea

These  are very toxic to dogs. Effects typically occur within a few hours after ingestion, and can include acute digestive upset, excessive drooling, loss of appetite, frequent bowel movements /diarrhea, colic, depression, weakness, loss of coordination, stupor, leg paralysis, weak heart rate and may cause death. 


Holly is toxic to dogs and surprisingly it is the leaves that are the major problem. Eating the leaves can result in vomiting, diarrhea, and gastrointestinal injury due to the sharp points on the leaves. Symptoms include lip smacking, drooling, and head shaking.

Grapes and Raisins

Both grapes and raisins can cause sudden kidney failure. Vomiting is usually seen within 12 hours of ingestion. Other signs that may occur within 24 hours include: Diarrhea, Lethargy, Lack of appetite, Decreased urination, Weakness and Abdominal pain.  banfield

Garlic and Onions

This may  also include leeks and chives but GARLIC is the most toxic. It often begins with irritation of the mouth and nausea, both of which cause dogs to drool excessively. They can also cause abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea. vca hospitals

Macadamia Nuts

These nuts are very toxic for dogs, if your dog eats ONE nut it is recommended to call your vet. The most common sign is weakness, especially in the hind legs. Other symptoms include lethargy, diarrhea, vomiting, tremors and fever. Some cases are mild, showing only a few symptoms, and resolve themselves within a few days. However, there are …

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Dark Chocolate

Dark Chocolate is wore than white which presents a limited danger. For many dogs, the most common clinical signs are vomiting and diarrhea, increased thirst, panting or restlessness, excessive urination, and a racing heart rate. In severe cases, muscle tremors, seizures, and heart failure can be seen. vca hospitals

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