Is Gardenia Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Gardenia

The Gardenia is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include diarrhea, hives and vomiting.

The Gardenia is a native plant from Asia which is commonly found in the wilds of Southern China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Taiwan,Bangladesh, India and Myanmar. It is widely used in gardens in subtropical climate and warm temperate and as a houseplant in temperate regions. Lots of varieties were bred for horticulture with large, long-flowering and low-growing forms. Gardenia was introduced to English gardens in the mid-18th century and has been growing in China for at least a thousand years.

The scientific name for this plant is Gardenia jasminoides. Additional name for this plant include Cape Jasmine, Cape Jessamine, Danh-Danh and Jasmin.

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