Are Tickseed Poisonous?

Tickseeds are an ideal choice for your garden if you have children or any pets living in your home. All parts of the tickseed plants are 100% safe no matter if they are simply chewed or consumed. Both the flowers, foliage, and stems are completely non-toxic. However, tickseeds can suffer attacks from aphids, slugs, and snails.


Are Tickseeds Poisonous to Children?

Tickseed plants are non-toxic, meaning they are not poisonous to children. However, it is important to note that any plant has the potential to be a choking hazard or can cause an allergic reaction. Because of this, it’s best to keep an eye on your little ones when they’re exploring your garden.


Are Tickseeds Poisonous to Dogs?

Dogs are curious animals that often put things in their mouths. Many dogs enjoy chomping on twigs, flowers, leaves, and other gifts that nature provides. This can obviously be destructive for your garden, but if your pup is stubborn and can’t resist your plants, it’s best to make sure the ones you plant won’t harm them. Tickseed is a plant you can safely add to your garden without worrying about whether your pup takes a nibble.

Are Tickseeds Poisonous to Cats?

Do you own cats or have frequent feline visitors? No need to worry. The tickseed plant is perfectly safe for both grown cats and kittens.

Are Tickseeds Poisonous to Other Animals?

Tickseed is not toxic to other animals, including ruminants. Tickseeds are also unlikely to be targeted by hungry deer. But in the event that deer graze these plants, the deer would not experience any symptoms of poisoning.

Protecting Tickseed

If you want to keep your children, pets, or other animals away from your tickseed completely, you can put up a barrier around it. Try using plastic netting to surround your tickseed completely. If you are worried about deer visiting and eating your tickseed, make sure that the barrier is high enough. Deer can jump 8 feet off of the ground, so your barrier needs to be tall.


Pet Poison Helpline

If something were to happen to your furry friend, and you suspect that they are suffering from 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.

Sources: "Coreopsis." American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Chris Link Profile Pic

Author Chris Link - Published 07-26-2022