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Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs

Level of toxicity: Highly toxic

Common signs to watch for:

  • Vomiting
  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty walking
  • Walking drunk
  • Tremors
  • Seizures

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This fragrant flowered plant is often called “Lady of the night” or “Noon and night.” Brunfelsia plants contain two toxins found in all parts of the plant: one is a stimulant (brunfelsamidine) while the other toxic agent is a depressant (hopeanine). When ingested by dogs and cats, severe signs can be seen, including vomiting, anxious behavior, coordination problems, tremors and seizures. Prompt veterinary attention is required.

Poison type: Plants

Alternate names: Brunfelsia, lady of the night plant, noon and night plant