Pictured: Marigolds

Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs

Level of toxicity: Generally mild

Common signs to watch for:

  • Drooling
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Skin irritation

Marigolds (Tagetes species) may cause mild irritation to the gastrointestinal tract when ingested. The sap from the plant may also cause irritation to the skin if dermal exposure occurs.

Calendula officinalis may also be referred to as pot marigold and is considered non-toxic following ingestion.


Poison type: plants

Alternate names: Tagetes spp. - African marigold, French marigold; Calendula officinalis - pot marigold