Is Buckeye Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?


The Buckeye is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include coma, convulsions, depression, diarrhea, dilated pupils, excitement, loss of coordination, severe vomiting, twitching, and wobbly.

Buckeye commonly known as horse-chestnut is a large flowering tree that is widely planted in parks and landscapes as shading tree.  Aside from this, it is known for its medicinal benefits such as curing varicose veins, diarrhea, and enlarged prostate.

The scientific name for this plant is Aesculus spp. Additional name for this plant include Horse Chestnut, Red Chestnut, and White Chestnut.

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