Scientific Name: Asclepias species
Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses
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.*
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