Is Arum Lily Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Arum Lily

The Arum Lily is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include dehydration, difficulty swallowing, excessive drooling, hiding from you, intense burning and irritation of mouth, tongue and lips, oral irritation and vomiting.

Arum lily or commonly known as calla lily is an evergreen and herbaceous perennial plant native to southern Africa. It is mostly grown to streams and ponds. It is evergreen during rainfall and deciduous in dry season. Arum lily has calcium oxalate that can cause swelling of lips, throat and tongue, burning sensation and stomach ache.

The scientific name for this plant is Zantedeschia aethiopica. Additional name for this plant include Calla Lily, Florist’s Cala, Garden Calla, Miniature Calla Lily, Pig Lily, Trumpet Lily and White Arum.

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