Is Bog Laurel Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Bog Laurel

The Bog Laurel is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include cardiac failure, diarrhea, perspiration, twitching, vomiting, and weakness.

Bog Laurel is a perennial evergreen shrub of cold acidic bogs, in the family Ericaceae. It is native to north-eastern North America, from Newfoundland to Hudson Bay southwards.

The scientific name for this plant is Kalmia poliifolia. Additional names for this plant include Bog Kalmia, Pale Laurel, and Swamp Laurel.

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