Pictured: Pokeweed

Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs

Common signs to watch for:

  • Drooling
  • Vomiting
  • Inappetance/refusal of food
  • Diarrhea
  • Possible tremors
  • Hypotension

All parts of this perennial contain saponins and oxalates which cause severe gastrointestinal irritation. Excessive salivation, vomiting, inappetance/refusal of food, diarrhea, possible tremors, and a drop in blood pressure may occur. The berries are generally not known for being very poisonous, and often may pass through the gastrointestinal tract intact (without being broken down).

Poison type: plants

Alternate names: Phytolacca