Is Chamomile Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?


The Chamomile is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include allergic reactions, anorexia, contact dermatitis, diarrhea and vomiting.

Chamomile is low perennial plant found in dry fields and around gardens and cultivated grounds in North America, Europe and in Argentina. It  features procumbent stems, white daisy-like flowers  and leaves that are bipinnate, finely dissected, and downy to glabrous. The flowering time in the Northern Hemisphere is June and July, and its fragrance is sweet, crisp, fruity and herbaceous

The scientific name for this plant is Anthemis nobilis. Additional name for this plant include Barnyard Daisy, Camphor Plant, Corn Feverfew, Dryer’s Chamomile, English Chamomile, Garden Chamomile, Ground-apple, Manzanilla, Perennial Chamomile, Roman Chamomile, True Chamomile, Turkey-Weed and Yellow Chamomile.

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