Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs
Level of toxicity: Generally mild
Common signs to watch for:
- Decreased appetite
- Skin irritation
Numerous species of plants belong to the genus Ficus and contain irritating sap. Following ingestion, irritation of the mouth and gastrointestinal tract may occur. Dermal irritation is also possible if the sap gets on the pet’s skin.
Poison type: Plants
Scientific name: Ficus spp.
Alternate names: Indian rubber plant, common rubber tree, common fig, fiddle-leaved fig, fiddle-leaf fig