Snowdrops

Snowdrops

plants

Alternate names

Galanthus caucasicus

Toxicity to pets

This plant is commonly seen during the spring with small white, hanging flowers. The bulbs, stems and leaves contain phenanthridine alkaloids. Exposure to the bulbs poses the greatest risk, as the alkaloid concentration is the highest there. When ingested, signs of poisoning include drooling, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, incoordination, drop in blood pressure and heart rate and seizures.

Common signs to watch for:

  • Drooling
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Incoordination
  • Drop in blood pressure and heart rate
  • Seizures

 

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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.