Can anyone tell me if cattail plants are toxic to dogs?

  1. AGBarteck profile image56
    AGBarteckposted 6 years ago

    Can anyone tell me if cattail plants are toxic to dogs?

    I am asking because I'm getting really good at making cattail cordage and want to know if I can make toys and mats out of it.  I can't find cattail on any of the lists that I have looked at on the internet.  Thank you

  2. LuisEGonzalez profile image87
    LuisEGonzalezposted 6 years ago

    People can eat certain parts of the cattail, however it has been found to be toxic to cats and possibly dogs too. … s-and-cats

  3. ddsurfsca profile image73
    ddsurfscaposted 6 years ago

    Cattails are, if we are talking about the same plant, the seed pods that come from the wild oats and or hay plants.  If that is what you have they are not toxic but they are dangerous to cats and dogs because they get them up their noses and in their ears, and sometimes even in their feet.  The problem with them is that they have one way growth that allows them to enter and keep going very easily but they do not come out without pain and or surgery having to take them apart and remove them piece by piece.