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Angel’s Trumpet


Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs

Level of toxicity: Mild to severe

Common signs to watch for:

  • Lethargy
  • Hyperactivity
  • Vomiting
  • Decreased GI motility and constipation
  • Hyperthermia
  • Mydriasis (dilated pupils)
  • Ataxia
  • Disorientation
  • Tachycardia
  • Tremors
  • Seizures
  • Respiratory depression
  • Death (rarely)

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This plant contains tropane alkaloids – atropine, hyoscyamine, scopolamine.  All parts of the plant are toxic.  This plant should not be confused with Datura, which can also be called Angel’s trumpet.

Poison type: Plants

Scientific name: Brugmansia spp.

Alternate names: Brugmansia, atropine