Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs
Level of toxicity: Generally mild to moderate
Common signs to watch for:
- Walking drunk
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.
Poison type: Plants
Alternate names: Aesculus, Horse Chestnut, Hippocastanaceae