Additional Common Names: Common Sorrel, Spinach-Dock, Narrow-leaved Dock, Garden sorrel
Scientific Name: Rumex scutatus
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 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.*
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