Is Cow Parsnip Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Cow parsnip

The Cow Parsnip is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include blindness, cloudy cornea, dermatitis, keratitis, and sunburn.

Heracleum maximum, commonly known as cow parsnip, is the only member of the genus Heracleum native to North America. It is also known as American cow-parsnip, Indian celery, Indian rhubarb or pushki. It is sometimes referred to as Heracleum lanatum, which is regarded as a synonym.

The scientific name for this plant is Heracleum maximum. Additional name for this plant include Cow-Parsnip, Giant Hogweed, Indian Celery, Indian Rhubarb, and Pushki.

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