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Arrowhead Vine

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Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs

Level of toxicity: Generally mild to moderate

Common signs to watch for:

  • Drooling
  • Vomiting
  • Pawing at the mouth
  • Oral pain
  • Decreased appetite

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This climbing vine 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 irritation to the mouth and oral cavity. VERY rarely, swelling of the upper airway occurs, making it difficult to breathe. See Oxalates (Insoluble) for more information.

Poison type: Plants

Scientific name: Syngonium podophyllum

Alternate names: American Evergreen, Goosefoot plant, African Evergreen, Arrowleaf vine, Trileaf wonder, Syngonium podophyllum