Peony

Peony

Pictured: Peony

Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs

Level of toxicity: Generally mild

Common signs to watch for:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
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Peony, an early spring blooming shrub, has beautiful, large, colorful flowers (e.g., pink, white, red, etc.). This plant contains the toxin, paeonol, which is concentrated in the bark. When ingested in large amounts, it can cause gastrointestinal distress (e.g., vomiting, diarrhea, etc.).

Poison type: plants

Alternate names: Common peony