Is Garden Hyacinth Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Garden Hyacinth

The Garden Hyacinth is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include allergic reactions, depression, dermatitis, diarrhea, drooling, oral irritation, rapid breathing, tremors, and vomiting.

Garden Hyacinth are fragrant flowers that belong in the Asparagaceae family. They grow beautifully in temperate climates and sometimes they are being grown in time for the Christmas season.  They originated in Lebanon and northern Palestine, south central Turkey and southwestern Asia and later on brought to Europe.

The scientific name for this plant is Hyacinthus orientalis. Additional name for this plant include Common Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth, and Hyacinth.

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