Buckeye

Poisonous to+

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cats, dogs

Level of toxicity+

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Generally mild to moderate

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Drooling
Vomiting
Diarrhea
Walking drunk
Excitement
Depression
Tremors
Seizures

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The buckeye (Aesculus spp.), commonly called the Horse Chestnut, contains a variety of toxins in their leaves and seeds. Ingestion can cause gastrointestinal irritation (including drooling, vomiting, and diarrhea). Large ingestions may result incoordination (e.g., walking drunk), depression, excitement/agitation, muscle twitching and seizures.

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Aesculus, Horse Chestnut, Hippocastanaceae

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