Rhubarb stems are safe for dogs to eat, but rhubarb leaves can be poisonous. Westie - he is eating the leaves from wild strawberry plants. Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by jetsmum, May 10, 2015. jetsmum PetForums VIP. Joined: Sep 18, 2010 Messages: 14,705 Likes Received: 1,968. Tomatoes, potatoes and rhubarb Tomatoes, especially unripe green ones, are toxic and can cause all sorts of problems that can lead to heart failure. That toxin will be the main focus of our drawback, and due to that toxicity, you have to be careful when adding rhubarb to your dog’s diet. Initially, dogs who consume grapes may vomit and be lethargic. An early spring perennial, rhubarb is delicious when added to pies, crips, and other baked treats. Ingestion can cause vomiting and diarrhoea and can lead to renal failure. I've just found some growing in the garden, and I know the leaves are toxic to humans, but does anyone know if they are toxic to dogs. For this reason, it’s always a good idea to discourage them from chewing on or ingesting any vegetation, especially the following plants. Rhubarb is an interesting treat for a dog because some parts can be poisonous to canines. But there are also parts of the plant that are safe for your dog to consume. If you think that your animal is ill or may have ingested a poisonous substance, contact your local veterinarian or our 24-hour emergency poison hotline directly at 1-888-426-4435. As a general rule of thumb, it is far better to be safe than sorry, so avoid feeding your dog any human food unless recommended by your vet. Dogs that are denied human food or table scraps are generally better behaved than dogs who do receive people food. While many human foods are safe to feed your dog, many are unsafe and potentially poisonous for your dog. Rhubarb leaves contain soluble calcium oxalate crystals and oxalic acid which is toxic to pets and even humans. Rhubarb is a popular plant in many gardens as the stalks can be used to make tasty desserts. Unlike the stalks, the leaves of rhubarb are very toxic. Grapes, along with raisins and currants, are poisonous to dogs. Because the leaves are bitter, most pets won’t ingest enough to cause harm, and toxicity is more common in large animals that graze in pastures. Articles. The following plants are the most toxic to dogs and should never be made available to them under any circumstances: Castor bean or castor oil plant (Ricinus communis) 1. A dog would need to eat quite a few rhubarb leaves before becoming sick. Safe Human Foods For Dogs. Nevertheless, be watchful if you grow rhubarb in your own backyard, or if your dog gets into a rhubarb patch on your morning walk. Rhubarb | ASPCA … If they are, I'd better get the spade out! Potato jackets are especially bad for dogs… Menu. Rhubarb. After 24-48 hours, dogs may begin to have kidney failure, so it’s essential to get your pet to the vet quickly. Although humans love rhubarb pies, the sweet treat can cause kidney failure in dogs due to an antinutrient called oxalic acid. Ingestion of the leaves can also be toxic … Toxicity. Many plants are toxic to dogs. If you’re growing rhubarb in your yard or walk your dog where rhubarb is present, you need to make sure that your pup doesn’t take a … Toxicity varies from type to type and from dog to dog, but the wrong dose can cause liver failure. Is rhubarb poisonous to dogs? The substance creates crystals in the urinary tract and can cause the kidneys to shut down. As with many toxic foods, the best treatment is prevention. Signs of rhubarb poisoning can include drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, tremors, bloody urine, changes in thirst, and other symptoms. These stalks are not poisonous to dogs, but the leaves are. 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