Pictured: Baneberry

Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs

Level of toxicity: Mild to severe

Common signs to watch for:

  • Dermatitis
  • Blisters
  • Burning sensation in the mouth and throat
  • Drooling
  • Pawing at the face or mouth
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Hematuria (bloody urine)
  • Neurological and cardiovascular signs (rarely)

This plant contains protoanemonin, glycosides, and essential oils which are very irritating and typically prevent large ingestions.

Poison type: plants

Alternate names: White, red, or black baneberry, Actaea, bugbane, doll’s eye, toadroot, cohosh