Is Fig Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Fig Plant

The Fig is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include dermatitis, diarrhea, swolen mouth and vomiting.

Fig is a flowering plant in the family Moraceae which is native to Australia and Asia. They are characterized with light gray smooth bark, simple and stalked changeable leaves, and light green and slightly wavy foliage. However, the leaves will become smooth and green when they mature. Though they are a very popular houseplant in temperate areas, they can be a major source of indoor allergens.

The scientific name for this plant is Ficus benjamina. Additional name for this plant include Benjamin Fig, Ficus Tree, Indian Rubber Plant and Weeping Fig.

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