Is Garden Calla Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Garden Calla

The Garden 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.

Garden Calla is a rhizomatous perennial plant that could grow up to 1 meter tall and features dark arrow-shaped leaves and inflorescences that are large and are produced in spring, summer and autumn. They are native to southern Africa in Lesotho, Swaziland and South Africa.

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

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