Is Cutleaf Philodendron Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Cutleaf Philodendron

The Cutleaf Philodendron is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include difficulty swallowing, foaming of the mouth, hoarseness, intense burning and irritation of mouth, tongue and lips, excessive drooling, low energy, oral irritation, and vomiting.

The Cutleaf Philodendron is a species of flowering plant native to tropical forests of southern Mexico, south to Panama. It has been introduced to many tropical areas and has become a mildly invasive species in Hawaii, Seychelles, Ascension Island and the Society Islands.

The scientific name for this plant is Monstera deliciosa. Additional names for this plant include Ceriman, Delicious Monste, Hurricane Plant, Mexican Breadfruit, Monstera, Split-leaf Philodendron, Swiss Cheese Plant, and Window Leaf Plant.

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