Is Dog Hobble Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Dog Hobble

The Dog Hobble is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include abdominal pain, cardiovascular collapse, coma, death, depression, diarrhea, hypersalivation, low blood pressure, tremors, vomiting and weakness.

Dog hobble grows on floodplains in coastal areas at elevations of less than 200 m. It is commonly known as coastal dog-hobble and swamp dog-laurel. Dog hobble is a shrub native to the southeastern US particularly  from North and South Carolina, Virginia, Alabama,Mississippi, Florida and Louisiana.

The scientific name for this plant is Leucothoe sp. Additional name for this plant include Black Laurel, Dog Laurel, Fetter-Bush, Highland Doghobble, Mountain Doghobble and Switch Ivy.


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