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Rubber Tree Plant


Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs

Level of toxicity: Generally mild

Common signs to watch for:

  • Decreased appetite
  • Drooling
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Skin irritation

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Rubber tree plant or rubber tree are among the common names used for Ficus elastica. 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 elastica

Alternate names: Ficus, Indian rubber bush, Indian rubber tree, rubber fig, rubber plant