Is Buddhist Pine Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Buddhist Pine

The Buddhist Pine is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include diarrhea, enlarged pupil, seizures, tremors, and vomiting.

Kusamaki and inumaki are Japanese names for the Buddhist Pine tree. In China, it is known as luóhàn sōng, which literally means “arhat pine”. It is a conifer in the genus Podocarpus, Podocarpaceae family and the northernmost species of the genus, native to southern Japan and southern and eastern China.

The scientific name for this plant is Podocarpus macrophylla. Additional names for this plant include Buddhist Pine, Fern Pine, Japanese Yew, Podocarpus, Southern Yew, Yew Pine, and Yes Plum Pine.

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