Baby’s Breath

Baby’s Breath

Plants

Scientific name

Gypsophila sp.

Alternate names

Common baby's breath, Maiden's breath, white baby's breath

Toxicity to pets

Baby’s Breath and other Gypsophila species plants contain gyposenin, a saponin, which may cause irritation to the gastrointestinal tract following ingestion.

Common signs to watch for:

  • Vomiting
  • Anorexia
  • Diarrhea
  • Lethargy

 

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Dogs

Toxicity Level

Mild

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Cats

Toxicity Level

Mild

Cows

Toxicity Level

Mild

Horses

Toxicity Level

Mild

Birds

Toxicity Level

Mild

Disclaimer

The content of this page is not veterinary advice. A number of factors (amount of substance ingested, size of the animal, allergies, etc.) determine what is toxic to a particular pet. If you think your pet has eaten something potentially toxic, call Pet Poison Helpline or seek immediate veterinary treatment.