Are Geraniums Poisonous?

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Geraniums are part of the Pelargonium species and are toxic to both cats and dogs. Geraniums contain geraniol and linalool, which are both poisonous substances. Animals that have consumed geraniums typically exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, lethargy, dermatitis and loss of appetite.

Geraniums do not have to be consumed to cause issues. Animals that chew or are exposed to cut geraniums can break out in rashes. To avoid causing problems for furry friends, keep geraniums safely away from areas pets frequent. Promptly seek the help of a veterinarian if pets appear to exhibit any of the symptoms of geranium ingestion or exposure.