Plants

Dobermans and your Plants:

Plant Safety 

This area of the web site is dedicated to plants and your Doberman (or any dog really). Dogs love to explore and the only way for them to thoroughly check something out after smelling is to take a bite or two. Even with their extraordinary sense of smell, they don’t always know what’s good and what’s not. Sometimes what they eat may not agree with them and can experience vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain or even go into toxic shock because what they have nibbled on was poisonous to their systems.

Colorful and fragrant, plants and shrubs are especially tempting and some of our favorite flowers, vegetables, and berries could be even more enticing. Plants that some veterinarians suggest you watch out for and their possible symptoms are listed below.

Possible Vomiting & Diarrhea

May cause vomiting,
abdominal pain or diarrhea

Castor Bean 
SoapBerry 
Ground Cherry 
Shunk Cabbage 
Daffodil 
Delphinium (larkspur, staggerweed) 
Foxglove 
Indian Tobacco (lobelia, bladderpod, emetic herb, emetic weed, gagroot, vomitroot, vomitwort, pukeweed, wild tobacco, asthma weed, bladderpod, eyebright) 
Indian Turnip 
Poke Weed 
Bittersweet
Wisteria
Almond 
Apricot 
Wild Cherry 
Balsam Pear 
Japanese Plum 
Bird of Paradise bush 
Horse Chestnut (Buckeye) 
English Holly 
Black Locust 
Mock Orange 
Privet 
Golden Rain Tree 
American Yew 
English Yew 
Western Yew
Hallucinogens
Convulsions
Marijuana 
Morning Glory 
Nutmeg 
Perriwinkle 
Peyote 
Loco Weed
China Berry 
Coriaria 
Moonweed 
Nux Vomica 
Water Hemlock
Varied Toxic Effects
Mescal Bean, Mushrooms (some), Sunburned Potatoes (Green), RhubarbTomato VineButtercup Poison HemlockWater HemlockMatrimony VineMay AppleMoonseedNightshadeAngel’s Trumpet