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Health Hazards

Keep your pet safe from common toxic items

Toxic plants and foods to pets

We frequently get asked what plants and foods are toxic to pets. Below is a quick reference guide to the more common house and garden plants and foods that are toxic to most animals (but by no means all of them). If you have these plants or foods, you need not dispose of them, just keep them away from your pets (and your children).

* indicates that a substance is especially dangerous and can be fatal:

  • Alcohol (all beverages, ethanol, ethanol, isopropyl)
  • Almonds *
  • Amaryllis Bulb *
  • Anthurium *
  • Antifreeze *
  • Apricots *
  • Autumn Crocus * (Colchicum Autumnale)
  • Avocado leaves, seeds, stem, skin (these are fatal to birds) *
  • Azalea (entire rhododendron family)
  • Begonias *
  • Bird of Paradise
  • Bittersweet
  • Bleeding Heart *
  • Boxwood
  • Bracken Fern
  • Buckeye
  • Buttercup (Ranunculus)
  • Caffeine
  • Caladium *
  • Calla Lily *
  • Castor Beans (can be fatal if chewed) *
  • Cherries
  • Chinese sacred or heavenly bamboo *
  • Chocolate *
  • Choke Cherry, unripe berries *
  • Chrysanthemum (a natural source of pyrethrins)
  • Clematis
  • Crocus Bulb
  • Croton (Codiaeum sp.)
  • Cyclamen Bulb
  • Delphinium, larkspur, monkshood *
  • Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia) *
  • Elderberry, unripe berries *
  • English Ivy (all hedera species of ivy)
  • Figs (Ficus)
  • Four-o'clocks (Mirabilis, Jalap, Clavillia)
  • Foxglove (Digitalis) *
  • Garlic *
  • Grapes *
  • Hyacinth Bulbs
  • Hydrangea *
  • Holly Berries
  • Iris Corms
  • Jack-in-the-pulpit *
  • Jimson Weed *
  • Kalanchoe *
  • Lantana *
  • Lilies (bulbs of most species)
  • Lily-of-the-Valley *
  • Lupine species
  • Marijuana or hemp *
  • Milkweed *
  • Mistletoe Berries *
  • Morning Glory *
  • Mountain Laurel
  • Marcissus, daffodil
  • Oak *
  • Oleander v
  • Onions *
  • Peaches *
  • Pencil Cactus / plant *
  • Philodendron (all species) *
  • Pointsettia
  • Potato (leaves and stem)
  • Rhubarb leaves *
  • Rosary Peas (can be fatal if chewed) *
  • Scheffelera (Umbrella plant) *
  • Shamrock (Oxalis sp.) *
  • Spurge (Euphorbia spc)
  • Tomatoes (leaves and stem)
  • Yew *

Our Mission Statement

Pets are treasured family members at Tudor Glen Veterinary Hospital and we are privileged to be entrusted as advocates for your pet's care. Our team of highly devoted veterinarians, registered veterinary technologists and assistants, receptionists and management are committed to fostering a warm, caring, professional, and respectful atmosphere for our patients and clients.

Our mission is to inspire our clients to partner with our team members to nurture and preserve the human-animal bond through communication, medical expertise, compassionate hearts and gentle hands.

Our Contacts

1005 Tudor Glen Place,
St. Albert, AB T8N 3V4

Ph: 780-458-6051
Fx: 780-458-0869