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Elderberry is generally used for a homeopathic medicine when cooked for easing symptoms like back pain, cramps, sinus inflammation, and being used for cold and flu relief. As a raw substance, it is actually quite poisonous in humans and animals alike. The plant contains white flowers, oblong and sawtooth shaped leaves, and berries that vary in color from black to deep blue-purple and red.

For Your Pet

Parts of the Elderberry plant including berries, roots, stems, and leaves are poisonous to humans and animals. Elderberry contains cyanide-inducing glycosides that can cause severe diarrhea, vomiting, and can lead to possible death. Apart from using the berries as a medicinal supplement for humans when cooked, it is reported that the flowers on the Elderberry plant is not poisonous to rabbits, however we suggest you not take the risk of feeding them to your rabbit.


Do not feed your pet Elderberry as it may cause serious illness.


If you believe that your pet has been poisoned immediately call your vet or one of the animal poison control hotlines on this list.