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Is Hydrangea Poisonous to Dogs and Cats?

Herbs For Pets 2 min read
Closeup of a cluster of pale hydrangea flowers. is hydrangea poisonous for dogs and cats

Quite often we get asked: isn’t hydrangea poisonous to dogs and cats? You may have read about it being dangerous for your pet’s health, but is that true? We’re here to set the records straight!

What is Hydrangea?

Also known as Hydrangea arborescens, this plant has over a hundred different cultivars. Its impressive floral clusters grow in woodland and on river banks across China, Japan, the Himalayas, Indonesia, and North and South America. It also naturally grows in the East Coast of the United States of America. The name Hydrangea comes from the Greek words for water (hydor) and jar (angos), referring to its cup-shaped fruits. 

History of the Wild Hydrangea Plant

The Cherokee people in North America have used hydrangea root for centuries as a natural remedy for kidney and bladder stones. In terms of herbalism, only the roots are used for liquid extractions and tinctures.

The roots of Hydrangea are safe and very beneficial. But extra caution is needed, as many other parts of the plant can be toxic to dogs and cats if ingested.

Medicinal Properties of Hydrangea arborescens

Hydrangea arborescens root is rich in flavonoids, saponins, volatile oils and other healing compounds that are very beneficial for treating and dissolving kidney and bladder stones. This herb can also help encourage the body to expel these stones. Hydrangea root is also very beneficial for other urinary tract inflammations such as urethritis, cystitis, and prostatitis.

An ornate golden bucket with stirring rod containing small pieces of dried hydrangea root.

NHV Products That Use Hydrangea

We use wild-crafted Hydrangea root in our formulation of Tripsy. This all-natural blend includes a variety of herbs known for their potential in supporting kidney and urinary tract health. 

NHV Tripsy was created for pets suffering from kidney, bladder, and urinary tract issues. Hydrangea and other herbs work together to help break down and dissolve urinary calculi and encourage healthy elimination. It is also beneficial for conditions like bladder irritation, cystitis, and inflammation of the kidneys

For any questions about Hydrangea root for pet health or anything else, our team of Pet Experts is here for you! Tap the button below to start chatting with us!

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Published: September 26, 2022

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