Is Florist’s Calla Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Florist's Calla

The Florist’s Calla is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include dehydration, difficulty swallowing, excessive drooling, hiding from you, intense burning and irritation of mouth, tongue and lips, oral irritation and vomiting

Florist’s Calla¬† also known as calla lily and arum lily is a species originating from South Africa, Swaziland and¬† Lesotho. Its flower is used for symbolism such as the national flower of the island nation of Saint Helena. It is also used to commemorate the dead of Easter 1916.

The scientific name for this plant is Zantedeschia aethiopica. Additional name for this plant include Arum Lily, Calla Lily, Garden Calla, Miniature Calla Lily, Pig Lily, Trumpet Lily, and White Arum.

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