Is Climbing Nightshade Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Climbing Nightshade

The Climbing Nightshade is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include confusion, diarrhea, drowsiness, fatigue, low blood pressure, low heart rate and vomiting.

Climbing Nightshade very woody herbaceous perennial vine that occurs in a very wide range of habitats, from woodlands to scrubland, hedges and marshes. They scramble over other plants and usually up to 2 meters high, however if there is a suitable support, it could grow up to 4 meters. They belong to the potato genus Solanum, family Solanaceae and native to Europe and Asia. It could grow easily and can be an invasive problem weed – now a problem in North America.

The scientific name for this plant is Solanum dulcamara. Additional name for this plant include Amara Dulcis, Bittersweet, Bittersweet Nightshade, Bitter Nightshade, Blue Bindweed, Blue Nightshade, Deadly Nightshade, Devil’S Apple, European Bittersweet, Fellenwort, Felonwood, Poisonberry, Poisonflower, Poisonous Nightshade, Scarlet Berry, Snakeberry, Soda Apple, Trailing Bittersweet, Trailing Nightshade, Violet Bloom and Woody Nightshade.

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