Geranium

Geranium

Plants

Scientific name

Geranium (genus)

Alternate names

Pelargonium, Cranesbills

Toxicity to pets

Geraniums contain essential oils (linalool, gerinaol) which can cause gastrointestinal upset or skin irritation with exposure. Symptoms can include vomiting, diarrhea, depression or lethargy, anorexia (i.e. lack of appetite) and dermatitis. Symptoms are usually mild and temporary.

Common signs to watch for:

  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • depression
  • anorexia
  • skin irritation
Geranium

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Dogs

Toxicity Level

Mild

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Cats

Toxicity Level

Mild

Cows

Toxicity Level

Mild

Horses

Toxicity Level

Mild

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.