Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus

Plants

Toxicity to pets

Eucalyptus is a species of trees and shrubs that contains eucalyptol, a monoterpenoid component of essential oil. Animals may be exposed to eucalyptol by ingestion of eucalyptus leaves or herbal products containing essential oils. Small ingestions of a few leaves or low concentration eucalyptus oil leads to mild gastrointestinal distress, but ingestion of highly concentrated eucalyptus oil has been associated with severe signs including seizure, tremor, and, rarely, acute renal injury.

Common signs to watch for:

  • vomiting,
  • diarrhea
  • unsteady gait
  • tremor
  • seizure
Eucalyptus

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Dogs

Toxicity Level

Mild to Moderate

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Cats

Toxicity Level

Mild to 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.