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Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs, Horses

Level of toxicity: Mild to severe

Common signs to watch for:

  • Drooling
  • Pawing/rubbing at the face or mouth
  • Swelling of the lips or tongue
  • Oral irritation
  • Vocalization
  • Vomiting
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Airway obstruction

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This plant contains insoluble calcium oxalate crystals which can be very irritating to the mouth, throat, and GI tract.

Poison type: Plants

Scientific name: Alocasia spp.

Alternate names: Elephant's Ear