Pet Care

Taro

malanga
Additional Common Names: Caladium, Elephant Ears, Pai, Ape, Cape, Via, Via sori, Malanga
Scientific Name: Caladium hortulanum
Family: Araceae
Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats
Toxic Principles: Calcium oxalate crystals
Clinical Signs: Oral irritation, intense burning and irritation of the mouth, lips, tongue, excessive drooling, vomiting, difficulty in swallowing.

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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