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Arrowhead Vine

Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs

Level of toxicity: Generally mild to moderate

Common signs to watch for:

  • Drooling
  • Vomiting
  • Pawing at the mouth
  • Increased respiratory rate/effort
  • Difficulty breathing

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This plant contains insoluble oxalate crystals similar to other plants in the Araceae family. Chewing or biting into this plant will release these crystals, causing tissue penetration and oral irritation. When dogs and cats ingest this plant, excessive drooling, pawing at the mouth, difficulty swallowing, swelling of the mouth, and possible vomiting may be seen. Rarely, inflammation and edema of the mouth and airway can occur.

Poison type: Plants

Alternate names: Nephthytis, Goosefoot plant, African Evergreen, Trileaf wonder, Green Gold Nephthysis, Syngonium podophyllum