Are Easter Lilies Poisonous to Dogs?

What To Do If Your Dog Eats An Easter Lily

If your dog consumes a few Easter lily petals this holiday, you don’t need to be concerned. If he was extra greedy, though, look out for some of these symptoms:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Dehydration
  • Vocalization of pain
  • Lethargy

If your dog exhibits any of these symptoms, bring him to the vet for further examination. He may have inadvertently ingested harmful chemicals or a plant infected with the Botrytis fungi. 

Other Popular Spring Flowers that are Toxic to Dogs

So we have an answer to the question “are Easter lily plants poisonous to dogs?”

But what about other popular Easter flowers? Are there other spring flowers you should avoid to keep your dog safe this Easter?

First, it’s important not to confuse the Easter lily with other similar members of the lily family. While Easter lilies are not toxic to canines, both the Peace lily and the Calla lily pose a danger to dogs. If ingested, your dog may experience vomiting, diarrhea, drooling, or mouth pain.

Other popular spring flowers that could be toxic to your dog include:

1. Daffodils—the bulbs of these plants contain alkaloids, which are toxic to both cats and dogs.

2. Tulips—tulip bulbs are highly toxic, which poses a problem if your dog is a digger.

3. Sago Palms—One of the most poisonous plants, the Sago palm can cause liver failure and death in cats and dogs.

4. Lily of the Valley—these popular flowers contain glycosides, which can slow down—and even stop—your dog’s heartbeat.

5. Begonias—the stems of these plants can cause mouth irritation, drooling, and vomiting.

6. Foxglove—although it’s typically found outdoors, this popular spring flower can cause heart failure.

7. Rhododendrons—these flowers contain grayanotoxins, which can cause seizures and cardiac arrest in cats and dogs.

8. Oleander—all parts of this delicate flower are poisonous to cats, dogs, and even humans.

9. Buttercups—the dainty petals of this spring flower contain ranunculin, which produces the toxin protoanemonin.

10. Hyacinths—these flowers contain alkaloids, which are concentrated in the plant’s bulb.

Our database of poisonous plants is great resource for information about the toxicity level of different plants. Pet Poison Helpline runs a 24/7 pet poison control center, so it’s not a bad idea to put their number in your phone.


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