Additional Common Names: Common Sorrel, Spinach-Dock, Narrow-leaved Dock, Garden sorrel
Scientific Name: Rumex scutatus
Family: Polygonaceae
Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses
Toxic Principles: Soluble oxalates
Clinical Signs: Small exposures only result in GI upset. Very large amounts can cause weakness, muscle fasciculations, and potentially seizures from hypocalcemia. Hypocalcemia can also result in arrhythmias. Secondary renal injury may also develop from the crystals. This is only expected in massive exposures or with chronic ingestion

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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