Is Cardboard Palm Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Cardboard Palm

The Cardboard Palm 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 Palm is a deciduous shrub in the family of Zamiaceae. Its newly grown leaves are very stunning, sometimes with a bronze or reddish cast. They have aerial or subterranean circular stems which resemble palms, where its name is derived.

The scientific name for this plant is Zamia spp.. Additional name for this plant include Cardboard Plant, Cardboard Sago, Cycads, Jamaican Sago, Fern Palm, Mexican Cycad and Sago Palm.

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