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: Cardenolides, alkaloids
Clinical Signs: Vomiting (not horses), diarrhea, seizures (rare), weakness

If you suspect your pet may have ingested a potentially toxic substance, call the APCC at (888) 426-4435 or contact your local veterinarian as soon as possible.*

* A $65 consultation fee may apply.

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