Is Black Nightshade Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Black Nightshade

The Black Nightshade is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Black Nightshade or blackberry nightshade is native to Eurasia and introduced in Australasia, South Africa and the Americas.  It is a common herb or short-lived perennial shrub and a species in the genus Solanum. Black Nightshade is found in many wooded areas, as well as disturbed habitats. It is cultivated for food and medicinal purposes. 

The scientific name for this plant is Solanum nigrum. Additional name for this plant include Blackberry Nightshade, Deadly Nightshade, European Black Nightshade, Nightshade, Simply Black Nightshade.

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