Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Honeysuckle poisoning

Synonym(s): Lonicera


  • Cause: English honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum) is the only species recognized to have any toxicity (low) Honeysuckle (Lonicera spp).
  • It is claimed to be poisonous in large doses, having only a very mild action.
  • Unlikely to cause poisoning in the dog as large quantites must be consumed to cause ill effects.
  • It is used as a herbal remedy. Used for laxative, emetic, antispasmodic, astringent, diuretic, and expectorant properties.
  • Diagnosis: history, clinical signs.