Pet Care

Indian Hemp

Bitter Root
Additional Common Names: Dogbane Hemp, Bitter Root
Scientific Name: Apocynum androsaemifolium
Family: Apocynaceae
Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses
Toxic Principles: Cardenolides
Clinical Signs: Diarrhea (possibly with blood), slow heart rate, weakness

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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