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Mother-in-Law’s Tongue

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Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs

Level of toxicity: Generally mild to moderate

Common signs to watch for:

  • Drooling
  • Decreased appetite
  • Lethargy or depression
  • Vomiting

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Mother-in-law’s tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata) is a common house and office plant that may also be called the good luck plant, golden bird’s nest or snake plant. When ingested by pets, it typically causes gastrointestinal signs (e.g., drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.).

Poison type: Plants

Scientific name: Sansevieria trifasciata

Alternate names: mother-in-law, good luck plant, golden bird's nest, Sansevieria trifasciata, snake plant