Maybe. Rhubarb stems are safe for dogs to eat, but rhubarb leaves can be poisonous. A dog would need to eat quite a few rhubarb leaves before becoming sick. Nevertheless, be watchful if you grow rhubarb in your own backyard, or if your dog gets into a rhubarb patch on your morning walk.
Symptoms to Look For
Poisoning from rhubarb plants causes a sudden drop in calcium. If you notice any of the following symptoms, call your vet:
- Unusual drooling
- Loss of appetite
- Weakness and lethargy
- Changes in thirst and urination
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The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional veterinary help.