Is Alocasia Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Alocasia

The Alocasia is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include choking, difficulty swallowing, drooling, dyspnea, oral irritation, swelling of mouth and vomiting.

Alocasia is tuberous perennial that are typically grown as a pot plant. This plants’ toxicity varies and may cause health issues to those who will eat them. However, corms of some species are being processed to make them edible. Currently, there are 79 species identified to be native to tropical and subtropical Asia to Eastern Australia.

The scientific name for this plant is Alocasia spp.. Additional name for this plant include Elephant’s Ear, Giant Taro, ʻApe and Giant Alocasia, Pai.

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