Is Cardboard Cycad Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Cardboard Cycad

The Cardboard Cycad is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include abdominal pain, bruising, dark stools, death, diarrhea, jaundice, increased thirst, liver failure and vomiting.

Cardboard Cycad grows in a way that is similar to a palm which is why it is also called cardboard palm. This plant can only be reproduced by its fleshy and bright seeds from the female plants. Its growing pattern is that it grows slowly when young but grows fast when the trunk matures.

The scientific name for this plant is Zamia furfuracea. Additional name for this plant include Cardboard Plant, Cardboard Sago, Jamaican Sago and Mexican Cycad.

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