Pet Care

American Bittersweet

american bittersweet
Additional Common Names: Bittersweet, Waxwork, Shrubby Bittersweet, False Bittersweet, Climbing Bittersweet
Scientific Name: Celastrus scandens
Family: Celastraceae
Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses
Toxic Principles: May contain euonymin and sesquiterpene alkaloids
Clinical Signs: weakness, convulsions, gastroenteritis (vomiting, diarrhea)

If your pet ingested this plant, contact your local veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435.*

* A $65 consultation fee may apply.

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