It can be hard to remember what foods and plants are safe for our pets. That is why we have put together a handy guide to help you out. If you have any questions about toxic plants or foods, please call our friendly team on XYZ.

Symptoms of food or plant poisoning

Symptoms of food or plant poisoning can vary greatly depending on what your pet has eaten. If you see your pet eating any of the mentioned items, please call the clinic immediately.

Additionally, if you notice any of the below symptoms, please call us on XYZ

  • vomiting
  • diarrhoea
  • increased urination
  • restlessness
  • hyperactivity
  • muscle twitching or shaking
  • seizures

Toxic plants

Some flowers and plants are toxic to our pets. If you are decorating with flowers or receive them as gifts, place them in a location your pet can’t get to.

Some flowers and plants to look out for include:

Please note: This is not a complete list of plants that might be toxic to your pet. If you are unsure, please talk to one of our vets.

Poisonous House Plants
Common Name Poisonous Part
Bird of Paradise Fruit, seeds
Boston Ivy All parts
Caladium All parts
Dumbcane All parts
Glacier Ivy Leaves, berries
Heartleaf All parts
English Ivy Leaves, berries
Lily/Liliaceae Family All parts
Marble Queen All parts
Nephthytis, Arrowhead Vine All parts
Parlor Ivy All parts
Pothos All parts
Red Princess All parts
Saddleleaf All parts
Split leaf Philodendron All parts
Umbrella Plant All parts
Poisonous Outdoor Plants
Common Name Poisonous Part
Apricot Stem, bark, seed pits
Azalea All parts
Castor Bean Seeds, if chewed
Choke Cherry Leaves, seed pits, stems, bark
Daffodil Bulbs
Daphne Berries, bark, leaves
Foxglove Leaves, seeds, flowers
Hemlock All parts, root and root stalk
Hyacinth Bulbs, leaves, flowers
Hydrangea Leaves, buds
Jerusalem Cherry All parts, unripe fruit
Jimson Weed All parts
Jonquil Bulbs
Lily-of-the-Valley All parts
Mandrake Roots, foliage, unripe fruit
Mistletoe Berries
Morning Glory Seeds
Nightshade All parts
Oleander All parts, including dried leaves
Poinsettia Leaves, flowers
Pokeweed, Inkberry All parts
Red Sage Green berries
Rhododendron All parts
Rhubarb Leaves
Sago Palm nuts All parts
Sweet Pea Seeds, pods
Tulip Bulbs
Wisteria Seeds, pods
Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow All parts
Yew Needles, bark, seeds


If your pet has nibbled on any of your flowers, please take a photo of the flower and call our team.

Toxic foods

Just because food might be good for us humans, it doesn’t always mean it is good for your pet. We have put together a list of foods to avoid feeding your pet.

Please note: This is not a complete list of foods that might be toxic to your pet. If you are unsure, please talk to one of our vets.

Name Toxic part
Apples Stems, leaves and seeds
Apricots Stems, leaves and seeds
Avocado Leaves, skin, seeds and bark
Broccoli All if more than 10% of diet
Cherries Stems, leaves and seeds
Chocolate All
Cigarettes, cigars, nicotine gum, nicotine nasal sprays All
Coffee All
Ethanol (alcohol) All
Garlic All
Grapes/Raisins – Fresh or dried All
Leeks All
Macadamia Nuts All
Mushrooms – Wild All
Onion All
Onion powder All
Peaches Stems, leaves and seeds
Pear pips Stems, leaves and seeds
Plum kernels Stems, leaves and seeds
Potato Peelings and sprouts
Rhubarb Leaves
Sugar free gum All
Tea All
Tomatoes Leaves and stems (green parts)
Yeast Dough All


If your pet has eaten any of the above foods, please call us on XYZ straight away and let us know what you believe they have eaten