Additional Common Names: Bitterroot, Indian Hemp
Scientific Name: Apocynum spp.
Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses
Toxic Principles: Cardenolides
Clinical Signs: Diarrhea (possibly with blood), slow heart rate, 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 consultation fee may apply.