Is Arum Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?


The Arum is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include difficulty swallowing, drooling, excessive drooling, gagging, intense burning and irritation of mouth, tongue and lips, oral irritation and vomiting.

Arum is a type species of the genus Arum in the family Araceae. They are characterized with flowers on poker-shaped inflorescence partially enclosed in a leaf-like hood or spathe. Its leaves may be unspotted or purple spotted. They are commonly found in Europe, Turkey and the Caucasus and cultivated as an ornamental plant in traditional and woodland shade gardens.

The scientific name for this plant is Arum maculatum. Additional name for this plant include Adam-and-Eve, Adder’s Root, Bobbins, Cuckoo-pint, Cuckoo Plant, Friar’s Cowl, Lord-and-Ladies, Starch Root, Quake and Wake Robin.

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