Is Foxglove Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?


The Foxglove is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac failure, collapse, death, diarrhea, drooling, vomiting, and weakness.

This plant is well known as the original source of the heart medicine digoxin. Foxglove is a flowering plant in the plantain family Plantaginaceae, native to and widespread throughout most of temperate Europe. It is also naturalised in parts of North America and some other temperate regions.

The scientific name for this plant is Digitalis purpurea. Additional names for this plant include Common Foxglove, Purple Foxglove, and Lady’s Glove.

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