Additional Common Names: Sago Palm, Cardboard Palm, cycads and zamias
Scientific Name: Zamia pumila
Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses
Toxic Principles: Cycasin, B-methylamino-l-alanine, unidentified neurotoxin (cattle)
Clinical Signs: Vomiting (may be bloody), dark stools, jaundice, increased thirst, bloody diarrhea, bruising, liver failure, death. 1-2 seeds can be fatal.
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 consultation fee may apply.