Benjamin fig, Benjamin tree, ficus tree, ficus
Toxicity to pets
Weeping fig is one common name for Ficus benjamina. 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.
Common signs to watch for:
- Decreased appetite
- Skin irritation
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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.