Bloodroot

Bloodroot

Plants

Scientific name

Sanguinaria sp

Alternate names

Sanguinaria sp, Red Puccoon

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. Goats are most susceptible.

Common signs to watch for:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dilated pupils
  • Weakness
  • Fainting/Collapse
  • Diarrhea
  • Heart failure
Bloodroot

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Dogs

Toxicity Level

Moderate

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Cats

Toxicity Level

Moderate

Cows

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.