Is Fetterbush Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

The Fetterbush is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include cardiovascular collapse, coma, death, depression, diarrhea, dizziness, hypersalivation, low blood pressure, twitching, vomiting and weakness.

Fetterbush is a native evergreen shrub in the family Ericaceae. It can grow up to 5ft tall. They are mostly found in swampy areas, and wet woods. Fetterbrush is a great option for landscape as it requires little maintenance.

The scientific name for this plant is Lyonia spp. Additional name for this plant include Fetterbush Lyonia, Hurrahbush, Maleberry and Staggerbush.

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