Tobacco

Tobacco

plants

Alternate names

Nicotiana, cigarette, cigar, nicotene, Nicorette, bidi cigar

Toxicity to pets

There are over 60 species of Nicotiana. All of these plants contain pyridine and piperidine alkaloids, one being nicotine. Exposure causes initial low heart and respiratory rates which then change to overstimulation, uncontrolled urination/defecation, tremors, seizures, paralysis and death.

Tobacco Plant

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    The content of this page is not veterinary advice. A number of factors (amount of substance ingested, size of the animal, allergies, etc.) determine what is toxic to a particular pet. If you think your pet has eaten something potentially toxic, call Pet Poison Helpline or seek immediate veterinary treatment.