Pet Care

Black Nightshade

Deadly Nightshade
Additional Common Names: Nightshade, Deadly Nightshade
Scientific Name: Solanum nigrum
Family: Solanaceae
Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses
Toxic Principles: Solanine, saponins, atropine like substances
Clinical Signs: Hypersalivation, inappetence, severe gastrointestinal upset, diarrhea, drowsiness, CNS depression, confusion, behavioral change, weakness, dilated pupils, slow heart rate.

If your pet ingested this plant, contact your local veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435.*

* A $65 consultation fee may apply.

Browse Toxic Plant Gallery List »