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Madagascar Dragon Tree

Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs

Level of toxicity: Generally mild to moderate

Common signs to watch for:

  • Drooling
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Weakness
  • Walking drunk
  • Dilated pupils (in cats)

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This evergreen (Dracaena marginata) varies in size from ornamental to a small tree. This plant is part of the Agavaceae family with common names of Money tree, Red-Marginated Dracaena, Straight-Marginated Dracaena, and Corn plant. The plant 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), drooling, vomiting, inappetance, weakness, incoordination, and dilated pupils (cats).

Poison type: Plants

Alternate names: Dracaena marginata, Money tree, Red-Marginated Dracaena, Straight-Marginated Dracaena, Corn plant