Scotch Broom

Scotch Broom

Pictured: Scotch Broom

Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs

Level of toxicity: Generally mild to moderate, depending on the amount ingested

Common signs to watch for:

  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Weakness
  • Incoordination
  • Increased heart rate

This plant contains small amounts of a toxin called quinolizidine alkaloids. This is found in all parts of the plant. Ingestion results in vomiting, abdominal discomfort, weakness, incoordination and possible increased heart rate.

Poison type: plants

Alternate names: Cytisus