Is Elephant Ears Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Elephant Ears

The Elephant Ears is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

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

Elephant Ears are tropical plants in the family Araceae. They are mainly cultivated for their edible corms which is a root vegetable. They are a popular food staple in many counties such in African, Oceanic and South Asian cultures. in African, Oceanic and South Asian cultures. This plant has rhizomes of different shapes and sizes. The leaves feature dark green color above and light green beneath and are in triangular-ovate shape.

The scientific name for this plant is Colocasia esculenta. Additional name for this plant include Caladium, Cocoyam, Malanga, Tannia, Tanier and Yautia.

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