My Dog Ate Angel Trumpet What Should I Do?

Reviewed By Kyoko •  Updated: 03/07/23 •  3 min read
Dog Severe Toxicity Level
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Who doesn’t enjoy having pretty flowers, such as Angel Trumpet, in their garden? A garden of flowers makes a home look pretty and adds a touch of nature, too! The issue is that some plants can be toxic to dogs. If you’re a pet parent, you know how dogs love to chew on or eat plants! So, what happens if a dog eats Angel Trumpet?

Has your dog eaten Angel Trumpet? Are you worried the Angel Trumpet will make your dog sick? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We understand it can be scary when your dog eats something like this.

We’ve gathered information about Angel Trumpet and whether it can make a dog sick. Let’s get started!

It is strongly recommended to contact a Pet Poison Helpline or your veterinarian.

What is Angel Trumpet?

Angel’s Trumpet is a flowering plant that produces large, showy flowers that look like trumpets.  Brugmansia is a genus of flowering plants in the nightshade family. They’re woody trees or shrubs that have large, hanging flowers.

Unfortunately, Brugmansia is one of the most toxic ornamental plants you can have in the garden. The plants contain tropane alkaloids that are toxic and also have a deliriant effect (can make a person or animal delirious).

This plant is also called by other names, including moonflower, jimson weed, thorn apple, and Indian apple. The leaves give off a pungent smell that keeps most dogs away. However, the plants also produce “fruit” that may split open and release seeds when ripe. The entire plant is toxic to dogs, especially the seeds.

Symptoms of Angel’s Trumpet Ingestion in Dogs

You may notice these symptoms if your dog eats any part of Angel’s Trumpet plant:

If you notice any of these symptoms in your dog, call the vet immediately. This is an emergency.

Treatment of Angel’s Trumpet Ingestion in Dogs

The vet may use activated charcoal to absorb the plant’s toxins from your dog’s system. In addition, the vet may give your fur baby an IV with fluids. The fluids work to keep your dog hydrated and flush the toxins from his body.

If your canine companion is having other symptoms, the vet will treat these are they arise. They will also monitor your dog’s heart rate and body temperature. Dogs that are having seizures will receive anticonvulsant medications.

In some cases, your fur baby may need to be hospitalized until he’s in stable condition.

The prognosis depends on how much of the plant/toxin your dog has ingested and how soon he receives medical treatment after eating Angel’s Trumpet. In the future, you may want to remove the plant from your yard and the surrounding area to keep your dog from eating it again. You’ll both be happier for it!

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Kyoko is from a family of 3 and moved to New York with her parents and siblings when she was 13. Kyoko is fond of spending a great amount of time with pets, specifically her beagle Luna and cat Missy. Her boyfriend often complains that she spends too much time giving attention to their animals. Kyoko has written dozens of articles concerning pets and is aiming at owning a pet shop one day!

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