Bleeding Hearts

Bleeding Hearts

Plants

Scientific name

Dicentra sp

Alternate names

Dicentra, Dutchman's breeches, white eardrops, steer's head, soldier's cap, butterfly banner, kitten breeches

Toxicity to pets

Bleeding Heart plants are not only toxic to animals but humans as well. Although aesthetically pleasing, this plant contains soquinoline alkaloids. Alkaloids negatively affect animals, most commonly cattle, sheep, and dogs.

 

Common signs to watch for:

  • Vomiting
  • Anorexia
  • Skin Irritation
  • Staggering
  • Tremors
Bleeding Heart

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Dogs

Toxicity Level

Moderate

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Cats

Toxicity Level

Moderate

Horses

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.