Toxicity to pets
Although this plant is known for its medicinal properties (anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and diuretic), bloodroot must be treated with caution around animals. The plant contains sanguinarine, which is suspected of being a carcinogen.
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.