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Jerusalem Cherry


Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs

Level of toxicity: Generally mild to moderate

Common signs to watch for:

  • Drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, ulceration, depression, seizures

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The Jerusalem Cherry (Solanum pseudocapsicum) contains beautiful red to yellow berries or fruit. All parts of this plant contain the toxin, solanine. This glycoalkoloid causes severe gastrointestinal irritation (e.g., drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, ulceration) when consumed and may also produce central nervous system signs (e.g., depression, seizures).

Poison type: Plants

Alternate names: Solanum, Solanum pseudocapsicum, winter cherry, natal cherry