Black Locust

Black Locust

Plants

Scientific name

Robinia spp

Alternate names

Robinia pseudoacacia

Toxicity to pets

The leaves of the black locust plant are toxic to pets. All parts of the plant contain poisons called toxalbumins (robin, phasin, and robitin), with the seeds and bark containing the highest concentration of these toxins.

 

Common signs to watch for:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Inappetance
  • Weakness
  • Dilated pupils
  • Cold limbs
  • Difficulty breathing
Black Locust

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Dogs

Toxicity Level

Moderate

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Cats

Toxicity Level

Moderate

Cows

Toxicity Level

Moderate

Horses

Toxicity Level

Moderate

Birds

Toxicity Level

Moderate

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.