Is Bread and Butter Plant Poisonous to Cats?

Bread and butter plant

The Bread and Butter Plant is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include anorexia, bloody diarrhea, depression, diarrhea, nausea, loss of appetite and vomiting.

The Bread and Butter Plant has its origins in Southern and Eastern Africa. It is cultivated and elsewhere in the tropics where it is used as a medicine, spice, and ornamental plant. It is a semi-succulent perennial plant in the family Lamiaceae with a pungent oregano-like flavor and smell.

The scientific name for this plant is Plectranthus amboinicus. Additional names for this plant include Indian Borage, Spanish Thyme, Coleus, Maratha, Militini and East Indian Thyme.

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