Are Calibrachoa Poisonous?

Calibrachoa is not poisonous. It is a safe plant to have in your garden. Calibrachoa is a member of the Solanaceae or nightshade family of plants. Like most plants, anything eaten in large quantities can be harmful. If you suspect a child or pet has eaten a large amount of calibrachoa, seek medical advice from a professional.

Are Calibrachoa Poisonous to Children?

Calibrachoa is not grown as an edible plant or recommended for children or anyone for consumption. It is not considered to be a poisonous plant.

Are Calibrachoa Poisonous to Dogs?

Calibrachoa is not poisonous to dogs. If you suspect your dog has eaten calibrachoa, monitor them to make sure they do not become ill.

Are Calibrachoa Poisonous to Cats?

If your cat or kitten eats a small quantity of calibrachoa, it should be okay. This plant is not known to be toxic. Pay attention to be certain your pet does not exhibit any adverse effects.

Are Calibrachoa Poisonous to Other Animals?

Even though it is a member of the nightshade family, calibrachoa is not listed as poisonous. Eating large quantities of any plant, including non-toxic ones may make a horse, pig, goat, or chicken sick.

Symptoms of Calibrachoa Poisoning

Always check with your doctor or veterinarian for guidance if you suspect (insert plant) poisoning. Here are some common symptoms to look out for:

  • Tremors
  • Muscle weakness
  • Loss of coordination
  • Dilated pupils
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Excessive drooling

To prevent anything bad from happening in the first place, you can use physical barriers such as decorative fencing to prevent children or animals from getting too close for a taste. Dogs and cats can sometimes suffer from a nutrient deficiency if they continually gnaw on certain things so it might be time for a thorough check up from your vet to check on your pets health. There are also animal deterrent products on the market that can help prevent animals from chewing on plants.

Pet Poison Helpline

If something were to happen to your furry friend, and you suspect that they are suffering from (insert plant) poisoning, there is a poison control hotline to call for 24/7 vet advice. It is called the Pet Poison Hotline, and their phone number is (855) 764-7661.

Click here for a complete list of Pet Safe Plants.

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Author Maureen Farmer - Published 01-15-2022