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Christine Holloway

I have just discovered that leek and chive plants are poisonous to dogs. How much of a worry is this? 

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  • RubytooRubytoo On the sofa, Southerly aspect.Posts: 1,287
    edited July 2019
    Hi and welcome,

    You are best talking to your vet about this.
    Gardeners, unless they are gardening vets, are not experts in animal toxicology.

    But here is a three page report from what I hope is a decent site and link. You should read the whole report if you can grasp and understand it I hope.

    See the paragraph under the heading Exposure and Susceptibility.
     
    http://veterinarymedicine.dvm360.com/toxicology-brief-allium-species-poisoning-dogs-and-cats?id=&pageID=1&sk=&date=

    Please note: This paragraph below is a quote from the above site link under the heading as I mentioned above.

    "Consumption of as little as 5 g/kg of onions in cats or 15 to 30 g/kg in dogs has resulted in clinically important hematologic changes. Onion toxicosis is consistently noted in animals that ingest more than 0.5% of their body weight in onions at one
     time. "
  • Thanks, will also talk to my vet.
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