Pet Care

Milkweed

Additional Common Names:
Scientific Name: Asclepias species
Family: Asclepiadaceae
Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses
Non-Toxicity:
Toxic Principles: Some species contain cardiotoxins (steroidal glycosidic cardenolides) and other species contain neurotoxins.
Clinical Signs: Vomiting, profound depression, weakness, anorexia, and diarrhea are common; may be followed by seizures, difficulty breathing, rapid, weak pulse, dilated pupils, kidney or liver failure, coma, respiratory paralysis and death

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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