Is Cuckoo-pint Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?


The Cuckoo-pint is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include difficulty swallowing, drooling, excessive drooling, gagging, intense burning and irritation of mouth, tongue and lips, oral irritation, and vomiting.

Cuckoo-pint is a common woodland plant species of the family Araceae. This plant is widespread across most of Europe. The plant should be handled with care since it can produce allergic reactions in many people. The roots can be used for culinary purposes.

The scientific name for this plant is Arum maculatum. Additional names for this plant include Adam-and-Eve, Adder’s Root, Arum, Bobbins, Friar’s Cowl, Lord-and-Ladies, Quaker, Starch Root, and Wake Robin.

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