Is Fiddle-Leaf Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Fiddle-Leaf

The Fiddle-Leaf is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

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

Fiddle-Leaf is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Araceae with 489 species. However it is still poorly known, with many undescribed species. They are commonly called by their generic name. Most of them are cultivated as ornamental and indoor plants.

The scientific name for this plant is Philodendron bipennifolium. Additional name for this plant include Cordatum, Fruit Salad Plant, Heartleaf Philodendron, Horsehead Philodendron, Lacy Tree Philodendron, Panda Plant, Red Emerald, Red Princess, Saddle LeafSplit Leaf Philodendron, and Selloum.

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