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Dragon Tree


Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs

Common signs to watch for:

  • Inappetance
  • Oral pain
  • Facial swelling/edema
  • Drooling
  • Vomiting
  • Pawing at the mouth

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The dragon tree is an evergreen-like plant that varies in size, from a small ornamental plant to a small tree. This plant is part of the Agavaceae family, and contains steroidal saponins which can cause irritation when chewed or ingested. When ingested by dogs and cats, it can result in clinical signs of facial and oral edema (swelling), excessive drooling, vomiting and anorexia.

Poison type: Plants

Alternate names: Dracaena marginata, Madagascar, Money tree, Corn plant